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

Cercle des naturalistes et astronomes amateurs de la Botte du Hainaut (CNABH)

Arboretum 156 Momignies Chimay : valorization of the natural heritage/landscape along the RAVel 156

Planting of hundreds of trees in 8 thematic areas, creation of a network of 24 wetlands and facilities for hikers, schools and citizens

L'Ilot

L'ILÔT association: basic needs and guidance (at home) for the homeless

Encouraging the independence and dignity of the very vulnerable via a more general approach to ending homelessness through partnerships and dignified/sustainable solutions.

Bureau de l'Humanitaire de l'IMT Nord Europe

Eurotandem: Convincing public to donate blood through an awareness-raising tandem ride

During the school vacations, organize a tour of France (1500 km in 14 days) with students in tandem, a monitoring and awareness team to promote blood donation

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 2021

Census of homeless people in South-West Flanders, the BraViO frontline zone, Charleroi and Namur, 2021

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

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