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Measures must be taken to help support young people to access affordable housing in Europe, particularly young women, migrants and/or refugees and people at risk of social exclusion.

Anonymous

April 26, 2023

Measures must be taken to help support young people to access affordable housing in Europe, particularly young women, migrants and/or refugees and people at risk of social exclusion.

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It's no secret that the younger generation has been dealt a tough hand. Throughout Europe, there is an overall lack of junior positions and opportunities for young people, yet a never-ending list of unpaid positions, difficulty to find affordable housing and being unable to leave their parents' homes until their late 20's, among other issues.

I believe it's important that within the next 20 years' an important structural change takes place to move resources towards helping young people access affordable housing. It's ridiculous to think that in Spain, someone earning above the average national wage is unable to afford an apartment, even a studio, and that people under the age of 30 have to resort to either: (i) living at home with their parents, (ii) flat sharing with 2,3 or 4 people. The situation is much worse for other groups of people, particularly women, migrants, refugees, minorities and people who at risk of social exclusion.

Someone needs to lead the way and it must happen at the EU level. This is the only way to push national and local governments to allocate resources, install rent control mechanisms and help people with one of their most basic needs. I hope that by 2040, my children or my friends' children don't have to face the same problems or struggles.

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