Discrimination Barometer

Research, Completed

2013-2014. Research on the public housing sector. Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities funding.

This project investigates the discrimination risk on the public housing market in Belgium. The most important conclusions are that discrimination risks are embedded in the current set up of the public housing sector, as well as in the dynamics that govern access to public housing. First of all, the sheer complexity of the sector, as well as the limited and uneven offer creates discrimination risks. Second, language or legal domiciliation requirements, minimum income requirements, long waiting lists and application renewal procedures also create discrimination risks, as well as, the negative image and stigmatization of the public housing sector.