Promoting access to decent long-term housing for vulnerable people, and combatting energy and water poverty.
The rising costs of housing, energy and water represent a real challenge for many people. Attentive to the needs of the most vulnerable, the King Baudouin Foundation endeavours to enable the homeless and poorly housed to have access to decent housing and it fights against energy and water poverty.
- we provide financial support to organisations in the sector that enable vulnerable people to get access to housing
- we develop and implement a strategy of social investment that focuses on housing for the homeless and single-parent families
- together with the Platform for fighting fuel poverty, which brings together all actors concerned by this problem, we develop recommendations and each year publish the Barometer of Energy and Water Poverty
- and we contribute to providing an inventory of the homeless and poorly housed with a view to attracting the attention of government bodies and citizens regarding the reality these people face and the measures to be undertaken.
Repair of apartments for refugees, provision of free rent, energy, water, heating and the Internet, with support from the mayor and Solvay volunteers.
Association Restinclières Beaulieu pour le Respect de l'Environnement ( A.R.B.R.E)
Educate young people about diversity (places, organisms) in municipalities, identify local biodiversity in a participatory way and promote/restore biodiversity in gardens.
Nantes Ville Comestible
Create permaculture vegetable gardens with students/inhabitants to increase food security/social cohesion, and distribute the harvests via a solidarity grocery shop
Publications & data
Census of Homeless People - Guide for local authorities
ZOOM La précarité énergétique en Belgique 2009-2018 / ZOOM Energiearmoede in België 2009-2018
Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives
Census of homeless people
Obtaining comparable figures on the extent of homelessness and the profile characteristics of the target group, with the aim of contributing to combating the phenomenon.
Census of Homeless People 2022
Census of Homeless People in 2022.
Census of homeless people - 2020
Census of homeless people in the province of Limburg and the cities of Ghent, Arlon and Liège, 2020
Funds and philanthropic tools
Support to projects for the protection of the environment and/or for the development of social cohesion in Belgium and France.
Ernest du Bois (Fund)
Support for students whose studies have applications in the water sector and food industry, as well as for projects combatting water poverty.
Community Land Trust Brussels (Friends of Fund)
Philanthropists support CLTB which buys land in Brussels for the construction of social housing, focusing on low-income families.
Homelessness: establishing numbers to better fight the problem
Results of homelessness counts, organised at the end of 2021 on the initiative of the KBF in Charleroi, Namur, the southern part of West Flanders and the Vilvoorde area.