Younited Belgium is a social sports project designed to motivate and help homeless people reintegrate into society. Consisting of 28 teams from around Beligum, Younited works through a combination of sports and social activities, and aims to raise awareness and challenge stereotypes of homelessness as well as offering players a chance to build their confidence, improve their self image, and feel supported.
From one count in November 2016, there were 3,386 people experiencing homelessness in Brussels. This is a 96% increase since 2008.
In Flanders in 2014, there were 764 in winter emergency accommodation, 4,694 houseless people – including 1,675 children, and 599 people threatened with eviction counted during a one month survey.
In Wallonia, 5,638 people used the emergency accommodation scheme in 2016.