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Factsheet for case GR-2020-12/681 – measures in Greece

Additional housing allowance scheme

Αρθρο 16, 'Ένταξη των ωφελουμένων του προγράμματος «Στέγαση και Εργασία για τους αστέγους» στο Επίδομα Στέγασης', Πράξη Νομοθετικού Περιεχομένου (ΠΝΠ), Αρ. Φύλλου 68, 20.03.2020

Country Greece , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, started on 20 March 2020
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping a safe home
Author Elena Kousta (INE GSEE) and Eurofound
Case created 16 April 2020 (updated 03 May 2020)

Background information

By virtue of he Legislative Act 20.03.2020 "Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, to support the society and entrepreneurship, and to safeguard the smooth operation of the market and public administration", the beneficiaries of the program "Housing and Work for the homeless", having completed this, are entitled to receive the housing allowance. This applies to all beneficiaries, as long as there is still an immediate risk of COVID-19 dispersal and, however, for a period not exceeding six months from the entry into force of the LA.

(Article 16, Legislative Act of 20.03.2020)

Content of measure

Legislative Act 20.03.2020 "Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, to support the society and entrepreneurship, and to safeguard the smooth operation of the market and public administration", provides for homeless people who were former beneficiaries of the program "Housing and Work for the homeless". Through Article 16 of the above Act this group is entitled to receive the housing allowance, after submitting a relevant electronic application.  This applies to all beneficiaries, as long as there is still an immediate risk of COVID-19 dispersal and, however, for a period not exceeding six months from the entry into force of the Act.

Use of measure

No available information

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Other groups of citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

N/A

Views and reactions

No involvement

Sources

  • 20 March 2020: Act of Legislative Content on “Urgent measures to address the consequences of the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, to support society and entrepreneurship and to ensure the smooth functioning of the market and public administration.” (O.G A’ 68/20-3-2020) (www.e-nomothesia.gr)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Additional housing allowance scheme, case GR-2020-12/681 (measures in Greece), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.