State of Housing Rights in Austria

The Right to housing is not constitutionally guaranteed. However, it is established in legislation through the Austrian Social Aid Act (§20); which supports “homeless people and persons in extraordinary precarious situations” through the “provision of housing”. The provincial governments contract these services out to NGOs.     Housing provision in Austria is saveguarded by the following elements:    • A strong LPHA sector (“Limited... More


Christian Perl BAWO (Austrian Umbrella Organisation for Associations Working with the Homeless) christian.perl(at)    



With regard to the laws of the individual Bundesländer, behaviour that is typically related to homelessness may be prohibited or restricted by the security land police laws of the Bundesländer as...


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