Housing

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.

Our activities

  • 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.

Housing is part of the programme Social justice & poverty

Grantees

Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation (NEF)

Fair Energy Transition for All

With a consortium of European foundations, launch a process of consultation and listening to economically vulnerable people to better understand the impact of the energy transiti…

Côté Solidarité

Floods and solidarity: a guardian angel to help.

Families affected by the floods are assisted by a 'guardian angel', who provides them with moral/legal support and oversees repair work, with a view to returning to 'normal' life…

Funds and philanthropic tools

Gilbert Tuts (Fund)

Support humanitarian and health aid in the countries of the South (animal husbandry, care for sick children). In Belgium, support the most disadvantaged, especially the homeless.

Press Releases

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.

Stories

More than a roof over your head

Housing Migration, Integration & Inclusion

In late 2019 Zinab, from Syria, moved with her children into a home in Boechout. A good reason for a festive diner.

The search for somewhere to live: yes, but not alone!

Migration, Integration & Inclusion Housing

This photo was taken before the COVID-19 crisis. "The ‘sliding tenancy’ reassures owners and increases the opportunities for vulnerable people to find somewhere to live."
Amancay Egas Torres
Collectif de Femmes