Answer given by Mr Andor on behalf of the Commission
The Commission has no plans for funds to be set aside specifically for the rehabilitation of homeless people in Greece or any other Member State.
However, support is provided by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for investments in social housing and by the European Social Fund (ESF) for activities to promote the social and labour market integration of homeless people. While management of those Funds is shared by the Commission and the Member States, it is the responsibility of the latter to set, and to allocate financing to, their funding priorities under their operational programmes. During the 2007-13 programming period, the Member States have allocated EUR 10 billion of ESF funding to actions to promote the social inclusion of the most vulnerable groups in society. However, no data on the amounts that have benefited homeless people directly are available at EU level.
Under the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020, the Commission proposed that at least 20 % of total ESF financing in each Member State will be allocated to social inclusion and poverty. The Member States will need to concentrate the available resources on those areas which are most challenging for them; there will be no ringfencing of resources for specific targets. Each Member State will also allocate at least 5 % of total ERDF resources to integrated actions for sustainable urban development.