Youth homelessness is decreasing in Denmark for the first time 12 years.

By Mikkel Jensen
Report concludes that youth homelessness (aged 18-24) have almost decreased by 20 percent between 2017 and 2019. 

Even though there are fewer homeless people aged from 18-24, the total number of homeless people in Denmark have not decreased but stays on the same level as in 2017. The total number of homeless people in Denmark is 6431.

Homelessness is a significant problem in the EU. Although the EU does not collect homeless data, the NGO FEANTSA has collected national homelessness. Figuresshow a clear trend that homelessness is a growing problem across the EU. 

One of the reasons behind the decreasing number is that the different municipalities in Denmark is getting better at dealing with the problem.

“The municipalities are getting better at providing the youngsters housing and social support,” says senior researcher, Lars Benjaminsen from VIVE to Berlingske.