Homes for ”refugees” but bare bones shipping containers for the Danish poor.
Elsinore municipality in Denmark, finds it ‘absolutely unrealistic’ that they can find housing to welfare recipients who must go from their homes due to the benefit ceiling, reports Ekstra Bladet.
– We have a total of 79 homes that are cheap enough for refugees to pay for them, and they have since long been rented out.
– So it is totally unrealistic to expect that we should be able to find housing for welfare recipients, with the new benefit ceiling forcing them out of their homes.
– We may be forced to house families with children in sheds, pavilions, containers or in shelters, says chairman of Elsinore municipality’s employment committee, Allan Berg Mortensen.
The new benefit ceiling means a great reduction in social benefits for social assistance recipients, and DR together with Cepos and Arbejderbevælgelsens Business Council, have found figured out that a single mother with two children loses DKK 2500 ($368) a month.