The impact of the EU Facilitator’s Package on undocumented children and families’ access to adequate housing.
Suggested by and with cosupervision from PICUM, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants. How does the package, comprised of the Council’s Facilitation Directive and the Framework Decision, impact undocumented children and families’ ability to secure adequate housing? This research would (i) look at the EU and national legal framework criminalising landlords renting to undocumented tenants in two or more Member States, juxtaposing them with the international (UN) and regional (EU/CoE) frameworks on fundamental and children’s rights; and (ii) gauge the consequences on the ground for landlords and undocumented children and their families (e.g. criminalisation of landlords but also inability of undocumented tenants to access complaints mechanisms regarding the quality of housing, exclusion from shelters, etc).