Inclusive Cities for All

Access to affordable and social housing and support to homeless people

Eurocities’ new report on housing and homelessness shows that a lack of access to affordable and social housing was already putting new groups of Europeans at risk of poverty and social exclusion before the COVID-19 pandemic. Eradicating homelessness is flagged as another crucial urban challenge where new profiles of vulnerable people are emerging, with upwards trends in unemployment and urban poverty cited among other factors. The report gathers evidence from 24 cities across 14 European countries and it shows the role of cities in the implementation of principle 19 of the EU Pillar of Social Rights.