The City of Prague and districts Prague 1, 7, 10 and 22 have signed a memorandum to jointly address housing distress affecting families with children. The memorandum was approved by the Prague City Council in August and subsequently by local administrations of the city districts involved.
The aim of the memorandum is to ensure that no child in Prague has to live in inadequate temporary lodging and to create an integrated system to assist families in distress. According to the Housing Exclusion Report 2018 compiled by the Platform for Social Housing and Lumos charity, 20,500 children are growing up in unacceptable housing conditions across the Czech Republic, the majority of them in Prague. There are 540 families in Prague that live in temporary lodging facilities, shelters or in absolutely inadequate housing conditions.
The memorandum is open to other city districts that want to join in and address housing distress on their territory in collaboration with Prague city administration.