An elderly woman in Armenia's second-largest city, Gyumri, who has been living for many years in a wagon while on a waiting list for permanent housing doesn't know whether she will move after getting an apartment from the state. Speaking to representatives of the Gyumri-based Shirak Centre NGO [AM], she said that the gas, electricity, and water utility bills are too expensive, so she doesn't know if she could afford them once she moves to an apartment.
"I probably won't be able to pay the utility bills," she says.
In her temporary housing, she burns kerosene for heat and cooking and makes her living with embroidery work. "I've adjusted to these conditions," says the woman who has been on the waiting list of homeless people to whom the state will provide housing for a long time.
Shirak Centre NGO video in Armenian only.