Many Grenfell survivors remain homeless

World November 13, 2017 18:00

london - Hundreds of people who were displaced by the fatal fire in the London Grenfell Tower, still sleep with acquaintances or in hotels. Local authorities have in many cases failed to seek new housing in a timely manner, complained a parliamentarian.

Images of the inferno in the 24-storey residential tower left the world in June. About eighty people lost life. According to parliamentarian Emma Dent Coad, who is in charge of the area in the British Parliament, the authorities are seriously deficient after the disaster.

Government figures show that after the fire for 206 households a new accommodation had to be sought. Of this, only 28 permanent new living space has been allocated so far. Another 49 households are housed in temporary shelters.

'Many people get crazy,' said the parliamentarian of opposition party Labor. She spoke about families in small hotel rooms where children have no room for homework. She also told how parents could not control their tears when they talked about their situation.

The local government argues that mistakes have been made. The process would take the necessary time because the authorities would take into account the wishes of the parties involved.

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