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Unequal access to housing — Being Black in the EU
Part 1: The percentage of black people living in deprived housing in the EU in comparison to the general population.

Due to systematic discrimination in housing policy, communities of colour often live in poor housing conditions.

Respondents of african descent who live in severely deprived housing compared with the general population, by country (%) (2018)


Data from the 2016 survey “Being Black in the EU – Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey” (EU-MIDIS II) by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA).

 “This report highlights how racial discrimination, racist crime, racial profiling and social exclusion specifically affect people of African descent”. (FRA, 2018)

Key findings of the survey:

1- Racist harassment and violence are common occurrences

2- Police stops are often experienced as racial profiling

3- Racial discrimination is a reality in all areas of life

4- Labour market participation – not a level playing field

5- Skin colour affects access to adequate housing