Sixty-eight units in Kensington, London, are to be offered to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government has announced.
The apartments offered to the survivors of the blaze who were rendered homeless after the blaze would be in a luxury complex where some apartments cost more than 8.5 million pounds, or $10 million.
The one to three bedrooms apartments may serve as permanent accommodation for some displaced families.
At least 79 people lost their lives and dozens of families were affected by the blaze after they were either injured, lost a family member or were left homeless
PM Theresa May has apologised for “State” failures after the blaze.
“People were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do and where they could seek help.” she told MPs in the Commons.
“That was a failure of the State – local and national – to help people when they needed it most.
“As prime minister, I apologise for that failure.”
The local council, which is located near the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, owns Grenfell Tower. The council was heavily criticised for a slow and useless response to the emergency.
Residents conducted a march on the borough’s Town Hall on Friday, and on Sunday, which prompted May’s government to take contol and offer consideravle compensations.
“The residents of Grenfell Tower have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable, and it is our duty to support them,” the communities secretary, Sajid Javid, an ally of Mrs. May, said on Wednesday. “Our priority is to get everyone who has lost their home permanently rehoused locally as soon as possible so that they can begin to rebuild their lives.”
The Grenfell Tower accommodated refugees and residents with minimum wages in subdivided apartment. Kensington Row, on the other hand, has modern, luxurious finishes and a range of amenities including a 24-hour concierge, swimming pool, spa and private cinema.