“The Anti-homeless law in Hungary has failed”, Népszava announces
Hungary, 18th March - As a result of Hungarian punitive measures , which made rough sleeping a crime, homeless people in Hungary have been forced to into hiding, rather than going to the shelters, making it difficult for social workers and outreach workers to find them, FEANTSA member Menhely tells the newspaper. BMSZKI, another FEANTSA member, commented that it is the weather, rather than the punitive measures, that seem to influence the use of shelters. Full article here.
“The Ministry of housing to provide 150 million to the vulnerable”
Czech Republic, 10th February – E15 reports the Czech Ministry of Housing invests in the implementation of Housing First in the Czech Republic, with EU funds. Full article here.
“Homeless in Europe”
Norway, March – Norway’s largest printed newspaper, Aftenposten, published a feature on homelessness in Europe, including Ireland and Germany, amongst others. Full article here.
“Homelessness – a hidden figure”
Brussels, 25th March – Euronews aired a feature piece on homelessness in Europe, following the FEANTSA/Fondation Abbé Pierre report on homelessness and housing exclusion. The piece tells the story of Kamel, who lives in an apartment in Brussels after 15 years in the streets, and of Ryszarda, who is still living in the streets, before giving an overview of housing exclusion in Europe. Full article and video here in English, here in French and here in Portuguese.
“The Housing Mess in Europe”
Belgium, 22nd March – A feature piece in de Standaard gives an overview of the situation of housing exclusion in Europe, and more particularly on the overburden of housing costs. Full article here.
“Winter plans don’t cut it”
Belgium, 26th March – Nieuwsblad focuses on the deficiencies of seasonal management when it comes to homelessness and housing exclusion. Full article here.
“30.6% of single-parent families spend more than 40% on housing”
Spain / Catalonia, 21st March – La Vanguardia reports on energy poverty and housing overburden in Spain. Full article here.
“Poor families are building up more and more arrears in income and loans”
Portugal, 22nd March – Público reports a 32% increase of poor families with income and loan arrears, before comparing to the European situation. Full article here.
“Sweden’s housing expenditure among the highest in the EU”
Sweden, 27th March – Aftonbladet reports on housing expenditure in Sweden and the EU. Full article here.