Report -Housing Inequality in Europe, COE development bank
Overview of Key Findings
Housing inequality in Europe is a complex topic because of the many different ways in which governments deal
with it and the wide variety of housing market models that exist throughout the continent. However, housing
inequalities can be both a symptom and a cause of existing income inequalities; poor households cannot afford
better homes and live in neighbourhoods that exacerbate inequalities. This study was drafted by Edo Omic (Economist) under the supervision of Jérôme Halb (Director of
Corporate Responsibility & Studies Department, Deputy Director for European Cooperation & Strategy).
The findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed here are those of the authors and do not
necessarily reflect those of the Organs of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), who cannot
guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study.
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this study do not imply the expression
of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the CEB concerning the legal status of any country, territory,
city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
The study is printed in this form to communicate the result of an analytical work with the objective of
generating further discussions on the issue.