Nowhere to go: France's emergency and social housing under post-pandemic strain

When the Covid-19 pandemic put a temporary stop to tourism, some hotels in the French capital were turned into homes for families in need. But now, with hotels reopening to tourists, families are being forced out with no suitable alternatives. In Paris alone, this means that 2,500 people are having to leave what had been their homes for the past two years. Some of the accommodation proposed to them is unsanitary, with cockroaches, bed bugs or even mice. Our team reports.


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