Sweden: No child should be evicted – New petition from SUT

The Swedish Union of Tenants has launched a new campaign site and petition to prevent families with children from getting evicted due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The labour market is in shock and thousands are at risk of loosing their jobs. Families who cannot pay the rent are at risk of being evicted and it will be the children who are hit the hardest, the SUT writes.

The Corona crisis reveals with painful clarity how vulnerable we are when everyday security is removed. The Swedish parliament has already decided on comprehensive measures to ease the effects for the ones hardest hit. But now we also have to make sure that all children in Sweden feel secure in their own home. In fact, we cannot afford the alternative: excluded families and children who are forced into homelessness.

Our proposal is as simple as effective: Introduce a special housing allowance for those families who are at risk of eviction or the loss of their home. In this way, we can quickly ensure that no one has to leave their home during the raging crisis. Sweden’s families and children deserve a safe point in life and should never be evicted in homelessness.

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