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Bilbao does not get rid of the vulture fund that wreaks havoc in Ayuso's Madrid

wilmer ayala

November 14, 2020 | 7:00 pm

Blackstone plans an eviction in Bilbao a few weeks before Christmas for a family with three children

The Tenants Union of Bilbao has denounced today at a press conference that on the floor where the Alami family lives, Bahia and their three daughters aged 14, 9 and two, owned by the vulture background Blackstone, there is an eviction order scheduled to be executed on December 10. 

"After having resorted to all possible avenues, from Social Services to the Ararteko, and not having obtained any favorable response to their demand for a housing alternative, in less than a month Alami, Bahia and their family will be evicted", indicates the group, that denounces "the shameful neglect of public institutions."

Number 3 Mena Street in Bilbao began to make headlines in 2005, when an unknown owner at the time bought the entire building with the aim of speculating on it. The most recent date from January of this year, the month in which Berri Otxoak, the platform against social exclusion, warned of the eviction of three families.

The Tenants Union indicates that the current owner is the Blackstone fund, through the Aliseda real estate agency, while Banco Santander still has part of the ownership. Calle Mena is located in the San Francisco neighborhood and overlooks the train tracks of the Abando station, an area that awaits a huge urban change when the TAV works are undertaken, which will bury the current beach of tracks and the building of the station, and will transform 90.000 square meters into homes. Of the current stone, iron and glass station, built in 1870, only the stained glass window will remain. 

The Tenants Union has appeared together with Bilbo Zaharra, San Frantzisko eta Zabalako Taldeen Koordinakundea and the Solidarity Network of the San Francisco neighborhood. They were also accompanied by several members of the Bizkaia Pensioners Movement.

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