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BETTER INCOME, SAFE HOMES

A DECENT LIFE FOR EVERYONE

Prices and the cost of living are rising. People struggle to pay their bills. More and more are at risk of poverty. People need help now. We want to make sure that everyone can have a decent life: a stable income, a safe home and food every day.

EU ACTION FOR STABLE INCOME, A SAFE HOME AND FOOD EVERY DAY

The amount of Europeans in poverty and at risk of poverty and social exclusion are staggering. The EU must act to make sure and provide safety nets, making sure people can make ends meet, have safe housing and make sure everyone gets out of the energy crisis better and cleaner.

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OUR KEY DEMANDS

  1. No evictions, no energy cuts - even if you cannot pay your bills - Access to affordable, sustainable and safe housing is a human right!

  2. Minimum wages, minimum income and social benefits need to be urgently updated in all countries in the European Union to the rising prices -  The Minimum Wage Directive should be implemented asap. Additionally, we an EU Framework Directive on Adequate Minimum Income to ensure that everyone has a living income to ensure a life in dignity.

  3. Help people save energy and renovate their homes - The EU needs to respond and provide additional financing to scale up renovations of houses, especially for those already struggling to pay their energy, to ensure adequate renovations can be carried out for comfortable, safe and clean homes all across the EU.

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Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash
Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash
Position Paper |

EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income

We need an EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income to ensure that everyone has a living income that provides them with the financial resources needed to ensure a life in dignity.
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Home for People, not Profit - Thumbnail
Home for People, not Profit - Thumbnail
Video |

Kim van Sparrentak and Leilani Farha on how to fix the housing crisis

If the right to have a home is a human right, why has it become increasingly inaccessible and unaffordable?
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Event |

From financialised to human rights-based housing

This event will mark the global launch of The Shift Directives on financialisation of housing, with Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on Housing. The Directives put forward a human rights based approach to address the growing issue of housing financialisation.
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Study |

My home is an asset class

In this report by Daniela Gabor and Sebastian Kohl, we explore the growing importance of institutional landlords such as Blackstone, focusing in particular on the mechanisms through which European legislation has accommodated their strategies to transform housing into asset classes. We use data to map the complex financial ecosystem behin…
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Press release |

Large investors playing monopoly with Europe’s homes

New data published by the Greens/EFA Group reveals the amount of housing being bought up and controlled as investment assets by large firms across Europe. The study 'My home is an asset class: The Financialization of Housing in Europe' shows how investors, facilitated under the capital markets union, are rapidly buying up significant amou…
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Opinion |

Who (really) owns your city? How corporate landlords are using homes to make money

Ernest Urtasun Kim Van Sparrentak
Opinion by Ernest Urtasun & Kim Van Sparrentak
Greens/EFA MEPs, Kim van Sparrentak and Ernest Urtasun, throw open the doors on Europe’s housing crisis and find out who’s really in control of our homes.
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Video |

End poverty

Too many people in the EU cannot make ends meet and live a decent life. On #EndPovertyDay we reiterate our calls for a minimum income scheme in all EU countries to be set at 60% of the national median income. It’s time for the EU to become a union of solidarity, not austerity
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Opinion |

A Right to Decent Housing: Why we need an EU-led removal of asbestos now

Sara Matthieu
Opinion by Sara Matthieu
Asbestos is often perceived as a problem of the past, but this harmful and largely invisible substance is still hiding in many buildings across the EU. We are calling for an ambitious renovation wave throughout Europe that includes the removal of asbestos in homes and buildings.
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Event |

Live Webinar: Housing is for all

From Budapest to Barcelona, Greens in local and national government have been working to find long-term solutions to the growing homelessness crisis, often drawing inspiration from pioneering policies from around the world, such as housing first, and calling for a shift in understanding and response...
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Opinion |

All eyes on the Porto Social Summit

Katrin Langensiepen
Opinion by Katrin Langensiepen
Our eyes will be on Porto, when the Social Summit gets underway. We will be watching as EU governments publicly declare how much they care about the welfare and future of all children in Europe.