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:
Introduction Criminalization of homelessness will be in the international spotlight as hundreds of advocates join top government officials from the United States in Geneva, Switzerland, October 17-18, 2013, for the Human Rights Committee (HRC) Hearing on U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). As a result of strategic advocacy by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (the Law Center), not only will the government be held accountable