A homeless person’s ambition isn’t to die clean, having recovered his dignity, his self-esteem and his rights, but to live in dignity in affordable accommodation. DoucheFLUX must avoid being complicit in a system which accepts the unacceptable. That’s why we formed the “Action Group”.
The Action Group has already undertaken a series of actions, which are described in more detail below. However, we are open to suggestions for new actions to tackle poverty and homelessness.
Fight against excessive rents
First and foremost the Action Group is fighting against unfair rents. We brought a number of associations together for a debate which gave rise to the “Right-Wing Protest” which took place on 8 December 2016.
This protest took place thanks to the support, cooperation and participation of:
The “Right-Wing Protest” was also a prelude to the meeting of the Housing Platform (Plateforme Logement/Platform Wonen) on 9 February 2017.
On 31 May 2017 we continued the fight against unfair rents by taking part in a demonstration in the form of a sketch organised by the Housing Platform.
Demonstration to mark the 40th anniversary of the CPAS
On 15 December 2016 we responded to the call from Christine Mahy of the Walloon Assembly for the Fight Against Poverty (Rassemblement Wallon de Lutte contre la Pauvreté) to hold a demonstration in Brussels to mark the 40th anniversary of the public social action centres (CPAS/OCMW). Because everyone has rights, and politicians must respect those rights. They must respect us.
Fight to improve the draft order on emergency assistance to, and reintegration of, homeless people*
The Action Group was ready to fight to improve the draft order on emergency assistance to, and reintegration of, homeless people*. Following the alleged improprieties of the Board of Directors of the Samusocial, this fight expanded and now includes 80 associations involved in the fight against homelessness and extreme poverty in Brussels, know as the “Droit à un toit” (“Right to a roof”) movement.