Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European End Street Homelessness Campaign cities are facing the increased challenge of supporting people experiencing street homelessness. Across Europe, the situation is changing rapidly, with a variety of emergency government policies and funding in place. We are continuing to support our partner organisations in their work to find safe accommodation for homeless people at this time.
Our focus is now on #EveryoneDeservesAHome – ensuring that people who have been placed in temporary accommodation during the pandemic do not return to life on the street but are supported into permanent homes. While also continuing to help those still on the streets into sustainable accommodation.
Nobody should be sleeping on the street.
The European End Street Homelessness Campaign wants to stop managing street homelessness and start ending it.
The current approach usually focuses on moving people into temporary accommodation. This can come with many conditions meaning people often find themselves back on the streets.
This campaign works differently to involve whole communities in ending street homelessness locally in their city.
It believes in Housing First. This offers a permanent home, with extra support if needed.
World Habitat co-ordinates the campaign and offers support to cities involved.