Where is the Ministry of Housing? Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister Delegate for Housing in the government of Jean Castex, gives up her place … to an empty seat in the government of Elisabeth Borne, noted several observers, Friday, May 20. “The Foundation expresses its incomprehension when housing represents the main item of household expenditure and concerns everyone and all territories!” reacted on Twitter Christophe Robert, general delegate of the Abbé-Pierre Foundation, who welcomes “a very mixed record during the previous five-year term”. After a very mixed record during the previous five-year term, no housing minister in the new government. The Foundation expresses its incomprehension when housing represents the main item of household expenditure and concerns everyone and all territories! — Christophe Robert (@chrstphe_robert) May 20, 2022 Emmanuelle Cosse, ex-Minister of Housing (2016-2017) and president of the Social Union for Housing, believes on Twitter that “the composition of this first government shows that the housing is not taken into consideration at the height of the social and environmental issues it brings”. Ditto for Anne Hidalgo’s PCF deputy in charge of Housing, Ian Brossat: “No Housing Minister. All that in the midst of a purchasing power crisis.” No Housing Minister. All this in the midst of a purchasing power crisis, while housing is the number one item of expenditure for the French! — Ian Brossat (@IanBrossat) May 20, 2022 According to the federations of real estate agents and rental management professionals Fnaim, Unis and Plurience, “purchasing power is a central and shared concern, like the ecological transition. The housing is undeniably at the heart of these issues”, they regretted. “Good news for the 4.1 million poorly housed people in France: your problems have disappeared! The proof, no longer any need for a Minister of Housing within the government”, for his part commented Stéphane Troussel, socialist president of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis. However, Housing will not be neglected, assures the Elysée to the World, explaining that this subject appears, with Transport, also left without a dedicated ministry, “in the portfolio” of the Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial cohesion, Amélie de Montchalin. These two subjects could then be steered by Secretaries of State, who could be appointed after the legislative elections on 12th and 19th June.
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