Housing poverty in Hungary
- 30 people served in FY18
- 421 volunteers hosted in FY18
- Projects: home and shelter renovation for the homeless, advocacy
About 33% of Hungary’s population is challenged by the threat of poverty and social marginalisation. While the number of the poor grows constantly, incomes are further polarising. Housing costs are an ever growing burden for families.
Many of them lose their homes unable to pay for the expenses. In recent times, there has been much debate on the issue of homelessness.
The parliament has declared habitual residence in public places a violation, and although it was criticised heavily by international organisations and the Constitutional Court, sadly the legislation was not changed.
Our goal is to see everyone live in decent housing that allows them to live a healthy and active life. We provide direct help for many to achieve this.
By providing cheap building materials, volunteer labour and training, we help families and communities make a difference in their housing conditions. We have also been working on advocacy for many years to achieve fair and inclusive housing policies.
Our local office publishes annual reports on the state of housing poverty in Hungary. The aim is to provide regular accounts on the status and trends in housing poverty, and to analyse annually how and to what extent each year’s policies have contributed to its reduction.
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