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Millions Overburdened by Housing Costs, Increasing Homelessness Among Children, Women and Migrants: 

‘The Other Europe’ Exposed in New FEANTSA and Fondation Abbé Pierre Report

The Third Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2018, which uses EU data to analyse the situation of housing exclusion across the continent, will be published tomorrow. It reveals that over 24 million households in Europe are overburdened by housing costs, nearly 37 million households live in overcrowded conditions and nearly 34 million live in damp conditions. It is the only report of its kind and is co-produced by FEANTSA and the Abbé Pierre Foundation.

 The Report looks at how to eradicate homelessness, the pitfalls to avoid, strategies which work and what the European Union can and should do. An analysis of the implementation of housing rights in Europe in 2017 is also included, revealing the growing gap between housing rights as guaranteed by European and international treaties and the reality in local and national contexts.

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