Around 40 tenants are to move out of a residential complex in Lörrach to make room for refugees. As the municipality announced together with the municipal subsidiary Wohnbau Lörrach on Monday, this measure can free up living space for around 100 refugees. "The tenants will be promptly offered more modern and affordable housing according to their personal situation," it said.
According to the information, the buildings are apartments from the 1950s. In any case, it was planned to demolish it and rebuild it in the coming years because of its condition. "The apartments help us a lot to provide the people arriving in the city with living space and thus to fulfill our municipal task," said Mayor Jörg Lutz according to the announcement. The move will be supported logistically and financially by Wohnbau Lörrach, added Wohnbau Managing Director Thomas Nostadt.
The affected tenants are to be informed on February 27 at a residents' meeting. A corresponding letter was sent to the tenants last week, according to Wohnbau. It announces the termination and promises the tenants to offer alternative, suitable living space. "It is planned that around the end of the year the entire facility can be used as a refugee home," the letter said.