The housing crisis continues to hit everywhere in Quebec, especially in Rimouski, where the housing vacancy rate is estimated at 0.2%, one of the worst in the province.
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A few days after July 1, a dozen households in Rimouski are currently homeless. The Municipal Housing Office of Rimouski-Neigette (OMHRN) explained that this is the worst year in terms of the housing crisis. 3 1⁄2, 4 1⁄2, 5 1⁄2 and more are practically impossible to find.
For the first time, the City of Rimouski has temporarily relocated two households to hotels. Eight other households were taken care of by the OMHRN.
Despite the circumstances, the Municipal Housing Office is relieved. He is delighted that all the residents who have expressed the need are taken care of. No one is currently on the street, said the organization.
The OMHRN suggests that citizens looking for a home use social media, in particular Facebook, and Facebook Marketplace. He also recommends having all his documents available, including a letter of recommendation from a previous owner. The Municipal Housing Office reiterates that it remains available to residents who are struggling to find housing.