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Local Connection Rules and Access to Homelessness Services in Europe: EOH Comparative Studies on Homelessness No. 5

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DatePublished - 31 Dec 2015
Number of pages64
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9789075529739


Many welfare and social housing systems are organised at municipal or regional level in Europe. Accessing these systems can often require proof of a local connection, of sustained residence in a particular area, which homeless European citizens, living in their countries of origin, cannot always provide. Reviewing local connection rules, this report finds examples of good and bad
practice across 14 member states. There are systems designed to ensure homeless people can get the assistance they need and there is serious inequity, with homeless people being denied assistance, simply because they cannot show particular forms of local connection. This comparative report is the fifth in a series produced by the European Observatory on Homelessness (EOH) exploring pan-European issues through a questionnaire-based approach using a group of national experts.

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