If I may add another proposal that is not a piece of legislation but decisive for the access to decent housing, this will be our call for the constitution of a European Housing Alliance that could gather Housing Ministers and key stakeholders willing to improve the policies for better housing conditions in the EU.
Willem Adema is a Senior Economist in the OECD Social Policy Division. He talked with us about the OECD’s work on affordable and social housing.
The EU parliament has adopted a report that calls for decent housing to be a fundamental right and for measures to prevent homelessness.
According to the report "Overview of Housing Exclusion 2020" by the Foundation Abbé Pierre and FEANTSA around 700,000 people face homelessness every night in the European Union, representing a 70% increase in ten years.
What effect does housing quality have on children's life in Europe? This is the key question of this excellent report. The authors show that how much children in the EU are affected by severe housing deprivation and how strongly this influences their future life.