40 People Given Eviction Notices as Government Makes Room for Refugees• https://www.westernjournal.com, By Carson Choate
As of Jan. 31, the German government has accepted over 1 million Ukrainian refugees, according to data provided by Statista.
Lörrach accepted 638 refugees in 2022, and they will be accepting 356 more in 2023, the city explained in a Monday news release.
The largest real estate and service company in the district is Wohnbau Lörrach, which has properties that consist of about 4,070 apartments and 100 commercial units in the city, according to their website.
To house the refugees that will be arriving in Lörrach, the city has announced an agreement with the residential complex to rent out the buildings.
However, in order to make room for the incoming refugees, 40 current tenants at the residential buildings on Wölblinstrasse have had their rental agreements terminated.
"The accommodation of people who have fled is currently a major challenge for the municipalities," the city wrote in a letter to tenants, according to German news outlet Focus Online. "The city of Lörrach is currently dependent on living space that is available at short notice."
"However, we will offer you alternative, suitable housing and support you in moving, also financially," read the letter, which has been translated from German to English.
The mayor of Lörrach, Jörg Lutz, and the managing director of the Wohnbau Lörrach residential complex, Thomas Nostadt, discussed the decision at a recent press conference.