The Private Sector and Emergency and Temporary Accommodation in Europe

Nicholas Pleace, Lars Benjaminsen, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Masa Filipovic Hrast, Eoin O'Sullivan, Nora Teller

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This comparative report is the twelfth in a series of studies led by the European Observatory on Homelessness. This research looks at how private sector activity in supplying emergency and temporary accommodation in Europe is expanding and changing. There are serious concerns about the standard and pricing of the temporary accommodation being provided by the private sector and with the possibility of predatory finance taking an interest in homelessness systems. The implications and ways forward in the context of the European Platform to Combat Homelessness are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
Commissioning bodyFédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri (FEANTSA)
Number of pages56
ISBN (Electronic) 9789075529739
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • Homelessness
  • Privatisation
  • marketisation

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