The purpose of this paper is to compare homelessness policies in Portugal and Greece.
After a brief overview of the relationship between welfare regimes and homelessness, the characteristics of homelessness policies within the South-European regime are studied. Subsequently, by employing empirical data, a comparison between the homelessness policies of these two countries is attempted through three axes of analysis: the historical emergence of homelessness policies; the impact of the memoranda, as a series of fiscal measures associated with welfare retrenchment, on the deterioration of homelessness; and the characteristics of the social policies being developed.
It is noted that the two countries consolidate a residual social intervention model that fails to address homelessness adequately.
This is the first attempt to compare homelessness policies between Portugal and Greece.
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