Homelessness is on the increase in the EU, with rises recorded in most member states, as the economic crisis and austerity policies hurt the most vulnerable. Immigrants, women, families and young people are making up a growing proportion of the homeless, while cuts in welfare, housing, health, probation services, education and training are aggravating the … Continue reading
IN BRIEF / SPAIN Rising unemployment and economic crisis will see more than 510,000 Spanish families lose their homes via foreclosure proceedings. These are the findings of the Association of People Affected by Foreclosure and Auctions (Asociación de Afectados por Embargos y Subastas – AFES) which looked at the impact of mortgage default in the … Continue reading
AUSTERITY ITALY More and more Italians are losing their homes, with evictions reaching almost 30,000 in 2010, up from just over 21,614 in 2000. in total 260,000 were forced out of their homes over the 10 year period, according to Mario Marazziti of the Comunita’ di Sant’Egidio, a charity.