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.
The Housing First Europe (HFE) project was a social experimentation project, funded by the European Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, under the PROGRESS programme from August 2011 to July 2013.
This overview of research on homelessness in the EU draws largely on the work undertaken by the European Observatory on Homelessness since its formation in 1991, supplemented by secondary literature from other sources.
There is considerable evidence on homelessness in Europe but our knowledge remains very uneven with a lack of data and understanding on some aspects of homelessness.