– It’s scary. About 40 people were thrown out, Swine Age Antonsen says.
On Wednesday morning, the 69-year-old, who was diagnosed with cancer, had to leave the Tuneheimen Hotel in Surfborg. He has lived there for about three years.
NRK meets Antonsen as he is about to move into his new municipal housing. Currently, the apartment is simply equipped, bed and refrigerator.
– Eventually I can get a sofa, he says.
Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad Wrote first about the case.
Kjell Herje, general manager of Room2rent, wrote in an email to the NRK that there were less than ten people who did not plan to leave when the dismissals were sent on March 10.
Got two weeks off
Residents of Tuneheimen Hotel had two weeks to leave. The reason is that a rental company called Room 2 Rent has disabled its regular operations.
Now the company will provide housing for Ukrainian refugees.
– We get more income by renting to UDI, but at the same time we get more expenses. We had to work with more than 20 people to meet the UDI’s requirements for emergency shelter operation, Herze explained in Room2rent.
The company previously offered accommodation in Halton and Rise. Here, too, regular work was suspended on Wednesday.
Room2rent makes the premises available, while Hero Norge AS is responsible for the operation of the emergency rooms.
Ole Whelan, regional director of Hero, believes this is a confrontation between former residents and Room2rent. So I do not want to comment on this matter.
According to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UTI), Hero has entered into emergency contracts for the resettlement of refugees at 32 different reception centers across the country.
Does not encourage layoffs
In a notice sent to all tenants, the rental company writes:
“All cast members are encouraged to report their ability to UDI.
UDI informs NRK that it does not encourage anyone to terminate existing leases in order to provide a place for refugees to live.
Dismissal Antonsen and other residents received from Room2rent on March 10:
“Music geek. Coffee lover. Devoted food scholar. Web buff. Passionate internet guru.”