Leipzig: Asylum seekers complain that accommodation is not in city centre
Numerous asylum seekers in Germany have rejected the Leipzig apartments they were offered because they were too far from the city center, had no elevator and did not meet their individual needs. In addition, they often made inquiries for properties that had four or more rooms.
Published: October 14, 2020, 12:49 pm
The Bild newspaper reported that large apartments were quite scarce in the portfolio of the Leipzig Housing and Construction Company (LWB), the Saxon company responsible for the real estate. According to a report by the LWB, residents of Leipzig migrant shelters have made around 370 housing inquiries in the past nine months and 30 rental contracts were concluded.
There have been repeated calls for better living conditions from asylum seekers. In June, residents of the refugee home in Frankfurt Bonames protested against their placement. They complained about poor WiFi, insufficient power capacity and the apartments not being spacious enough.
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