“My children breathe mold”

In the apartment of Safia, who lives in an HLM building in La Meinau, managed by the social landlord Alsace Habitat, the impressive mold continues. According to the CLCV association, the phenomenon has worsened in recent years, due to deterioration of old buildings and increase in the price of heat. Reportage.

In the bathroom, a musty smell takes your breath away. “My kids breathe it,” worries Safia (first name changed). Above a small window, the wall is peeling off, infested with fungus. The mother, the caregiver, pregnant for the fifth month, lives in a three-room apartment at 5 rue d’Anjou, Meinau district, with her husband, courier driver and her three children. “We are soon six in the apartment, it can not last longer,” she comments.

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