Vera Kovács

is a social policy analyst and a housing activist based in Budapest, Hungary; founder and CEO of Utcáról Lakásba Egyesület (From Streets to Homes Association), member of A Város Mindekié (The City is for All) activist group, and author of the book Utak az erdőben (Paths in the woods) published in 2019 by Noran Libro.


Cover for: The war on rough sleeping

The war on rough sleeping

On the criminalization of homelessness in Hungary

The criminalization of homelessness was written into the Hungarian constitution in 2018. Punitive measures are not unique to the Orbán government. But only Hungary has outlawed ‘habitually staying in a public space’.