Extent and Profile of Homelessness in European Member States – A Statistical Update

This report looks at statistics for the homeless population across Europe. While not specific to an aged population, this cohort is examined in the wider context. The report concludes there are many dimensions of homelessness that may exist across different contexts, a potentially important one being the possibility of quite simple associations between some forms of homelessness and poverty. Starting to explore and think about how homelessness may be a process resulting from how society, individuals and households interact could bring about a better understanding of homelessness and also more effective policy responses. This may be particularly important in relation to short- and medium-term homelessness among people with lower support needs, or whose homelessness is primarily, or entirely, linked to their economic position.