KLIMAKA    For the developmentof human and social capital  Homelessness in Greece-2012    An in-depth research onhomelessn...
Meeting the “new homeless” on Greece‟s freezing  “New Poor” Grows from Greek Middle Class                        Grèce : u...
European Research ConferenceAccess to Housing for Homeless People in Europe          York, 21st September 2012
A third of Greeks live below the poverty line. According to the national statistics bureau, morethan 3 million (27.7 %) we...
European Research ConferenceAccess to Housing for Homeless People in Europe          York, 21st September 2012
Profile population         Analysis of former & current         housing conditions         Housing exclusion procedures...
Differences  between                                                     2 years:    “neo                Cutoff point:    ...
Gender17.8                      Men                      Women            82.2                                       Age  ...
Education                   2.8                                       19.6                                                ...
Former Occupation       12.4                              21.9                                                           P...
Homelessness Duration2018                                                20,0%16    17,1%14                   17,1%12     ...
Other parameters City concentration Lodging type (past month/past year) Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Violence Persona...
Other parameters Personal hygiene Income (amount & source) Access to water Access to social services Family relations...
Familys attitude                  13,8%    32,5%                                                 Hostile                  ...
Other parameters Health Situation Physical Competence Health history / diseases /medication  /hospitalization Access t...
Health insurance                                                    41,9%   Yes                                 58,1%     ...
Other parameters Alcoholuse/addiction Drug use/addiction Gambling Emotional status Mental health                    E...
Homelessness causesUnemployment                           6.7                1.9                                  1.9     ...
Do you believe your situation can be     changed?  20,2                                  Yes                              ...
Other parameters Political participation / vote Political beliefs Change in political beliefs Political leadership Pa...
Open question   What do you believe should be done about    homelessness?            Prevention                          ...
Who is to blame for the Greek                    crisis?               9.5       9.6                                      ...
Thank you for your attention                                                  Ε-mail: central@klimaka.org.gr              ...
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A presentation given by Olga Theodorikakou et al, GR at a FEANTSA Research Conference on "Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe", York, September 2012

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Homelessness in Greece – 2012. An In-depth Research on Homelessness in the Financial Crisis

  1. 1. KLIMAKA For the developmentof human and social capital Homelessness in Greece-2012 An in-depth research onhomelessness in the financial crisisTheodorikakou O., Alamanou A., Stamatogiannopoulou E., Tourkou A., Karydi K., Sarantidis D., Katsadoros K. KLIMAKA NGO – Greece European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  2. 2. Meeting the “new homeless” on Greece‟s freezing “New Poor” Grows from Greek Middle Class Grèce : une nouvelle génération de SDF fait son apparitionEconomic crisis creates „new homeless in Greece Griechenland-Krise: Aus Angestellten werden Obdachlose European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  3. 3. European Research ConferenceAccess to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  4. 4. A third of Greeks live below the poverty line. According to the national statistics bureau, morethan 3 million (27.7 %) were already on the edge of poverty in 2010 (at the start of the crisis).Since then, the conditions of life for millions have worsened immeasurably. European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  5. 5. European Research ConferenceAccess to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  6. 6. Profile population Analysis of former & current housing conditions Housing exclusion procedures & catalyzing factors Current status of access to housing Rehabilitation expectations and potential European Research ConferenceAccess to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  7. 7. Differences between 2 years: “neo Cutoff point: observed homeless” 2 years increase due group and to crisis“traditional” European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  8. 8. Gender17.8 Men Women 82.2 Age 70 60 50 40 30 60.7 Age 20 10 20.6 15.9 2.8 0 18-25 26-40 41-55 over 55 European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  9. 9. Education 2.8 19.6 higher middle52.3 obligatory 25.2 illiterate European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  10. 10. Former Occupation 12.4 21.9 Private Employee18.1 Construction Tourism 6.7 Seaman 24.8 Enterprise 16.2 Other European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  11. 11. Homelessness Duration2018 20,0%16 17,1%14 17,1%12 14,3% 16,2%15,2%10 8 6 4 2 Homelessness 0 Duration European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  12. 12. Other parameters City concentration Lodging type (past month/past year) Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Violence Personal security Food Clothing European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  13. 13. Other parameters Personal hygiene Income (amount & source) Access to water Access to social services Family relations Family history (social & medical) European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  14. 14. Familys attitude 13,8% 32,5% Hostile Indifferent 53,8% Helpful Other parameters Friendly relations Romantic relations Sexual life European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  15. 15. Other parameters Health Situation Physical Competence Health history / diseases /medication /hospitalization Access to health services Health insurance Sleeping habits Smoking habits European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  16. 16. Health insurance 41,9% Yes 58,1% NoSuicide attempt 18,1% Yes81,9% No European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  17. 17. Other parameters Alcoholuse/addiction Drug use/addiction Gambling Emotional status Mental health European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  18. 18. Homelessness causesUnemployment 6.7 1.9 1.9 17.3Financial problems 1.9 4.8ForeclosureDrug useAlcohol useGambling 17.3Divorce 29.8No family supportMental disorder 6.7Other health problems 3.8 1.9 3.8 1.9Imprisonment European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  19. 19. Do you believe your situation can be changed? 20,2 Yes No 79,8 Who can help you? 25 22.9 21.9 20 15 12.4 10.5 10.5 10 8.6 6.7 5.7 5 1 0 European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  20. 20. Other parameters Political participation / vote Political beliefs Change in political beliefs Political leadership Participation in demonstrations Religious beliefs Society’s perceptions Needs’ assessment & hierarchy European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  21. 21. Open question What do you believe should be done about homelessness? Prevention (71,7%) European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  22. 22. Who is to blame for the Greek crisis? 9.5 9.6 47.6 Politicians Rich people All of us European Union25.7 Other 7.6 European Research Conference Access to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012
  23. 23. Thank you for your attention Ε-mail: central@klimaka.org.gr Skype: klimaka.shelter Twitter: @OTheodorikakou European Research ConferenceAccess to Housing for Homeless People in Europe York, 21st September 2012

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