Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Protest Against Rent Hikes

On April 6, residents of the Praga neighbourhood organized a picket in front of the City Hall against rent hikes which will be effective May 1.

ZSP joined the Tenants Defense Committee and will take part in organizing the next demos on April 20 and 27th.

In the meanwhile, the city is trying to quiet down the protests by claiming they will assign "more money" for public housing. Although the city budget for public housing is higher than before, there will not be enough apartments built even for half of the families on the waiting list, not to mention the hundreds of families who will lose their homes due to reprivatization. Also, the city has not responded to demands to freeze rent hikes.

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