Family Homelessness in Europe

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


This comparative report critically assesses the evidence on the nature and extent of family homelessness in Europe and also explores the provision of preventative, support and rehousing services. Family homelessness is disproportionately experienced by lone women parents whose homelessness is frequently triggered by domestic violence. Homeless families tend to be in situations of poverty or low income, but unlike lone homeless adults experiencing recurrent or sustained homelessness, families do not tend to have high or complex needs. This report is the seventh in a series produced by the European Observatory on Homelessness exploring pan-European issues through a questionnaire based approach, using a group of national experts.
Period13 Dec 2017
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Homelessness
  • Family Homelessness
  • European