Housing in Spain in the Twenty-First Century
This report gives a diagnosis of the residential model in Spain and makes proposals for another housing policy.
Sonia Olea Ferreras, a member of the FEANTSA Housing Rights Expert Group and coauthor of the book, gives some background:
FOESSA Foundation and Caritas Spain, working with sociologists, architects, economists and lawyers, carried out this research over several years, resulting in a deep legal, social and economic analysis of the causes of the situation of emergency housing in Spain, as well as proposals that could make housing be seen as a human right and not just an economic investment, a state of affairs that has caused 500,000 families to be evicted in Spain and more than 35,000 people living in severe homelessness while more than three million houses stand empty.
Legal reforms in recent years have been superficial and today dozens of evictions continue to take place every week. Housing remains a market commodity and governments do not deal with this situation from the perspective of access to human rights for all.
Social organizations and affected people (especially LA and Stop Evictions PAH) are still fighting for there to be a change of residential model in the Spanish State.