Luis Ayala Cañón, Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and EQUALITAS; Olga Cantó Sánchez, Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá and EQUALITAS; Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED and EQUALITAS
What social challenges does decent housing represent in Spain? This report analyses three challenges in this field: access, conditions and energy needs.
Executive summary and conclusions
Access to decent housing continues to be difficult for the more vulnerable social groups, such as young people or low-income working families. In Spain, one in every five citizens spends more than 30% of their disposable income on housing.
The situation in Spain
Analysis of the situation in Spain, with indicators on the cost of access to rental and homebuying, the conditions related to them and capacity to satisfy energy needs.
The situation in Europe
The cost of rental and delays in mortgage repayments are higher in Spain than in the majority of European countries. Other indicators, such as overcrowding, show better behaviour with respect to Europe.
During the crisis, housing benefits decreased, and the downward effect of poverty on them in Spain was much lower than that of European countries. At the same time, subsidised housing reached historical minimums in 2017.
Want to know how we calculated these indicators? See our Methodological Appendix for details.