In November 2017 the EU members states and its insitutions agreed to a European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) which sets out 20 key principles of the 21st century European Welfare State.
One of those principles is on « housing and assistance for the homeless » and states the following:
a. Access to social housing or housing assistance of good quality shall be provided for those in need.
b. Vulnerable people have the right to appropriate assistance and protection against forced eviction.
c. Adequate shelter and services shall be provided to the homeless in order to promote their social inclusion.
Three years and a global crisis linked the COVID pandemic after, the EPSR and principle 19 are more needed than ever.
Download Housing Europe's contribution to the consultation on the ESPR plan.