Fourth Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2019

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Since 2015, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre have released a yearly Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe. These annual reports look at the latest Eurostat data (EU-SILC) and assess EU countries' capacity to adequately house their populations.

The 2020 deadline is approaching for the European Union's cohesion policy, yet it’s objective – the fight against poverty and social exclusion by 2020 - remains unattainable. With this 4th report on homelessness and housing exclusion, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre ask: what is meant by "European cohesion” when another Europe, deprived of a home or even a shelter, is being left behind? This report explores the state of emergency housing in Europe, in order to attract the attention of all decision-making bodies in Europe on the overcrowding, precariousness and inadequacy our shelter systems are confronted with.

Full Report: English and French


  1. Oversubscribed, Insecure And Unsuitable: Emergency Accommodation In Europe

    1. Emergency Accommodation In Europe Is Not Unconditional

    2. Emergency Accommodation: A Short-Term Solution Unsuited To Long-Term Needs

    3. Why And Towards What A Way Out Must Be Found

    4. What Should Europe Do?

  2. European Index of Housing Exclusion 2019

Country Zooms:


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Europe Shareable Infographics:

700,000 homeless in Europe

23 million overburdened households

9 million severely deprived households

34 million overcrowded households

17 million inadequately warm households

7 million households in arrears