is a European Federation of National Organisations working with the homeless since 1989 to prevent and alleviate poverty and social exclusion of people threatened by or living in homelessness. FEANTSA currently has more than 130 member organisations, working in almost 30 European countries, including 28 EU Member States. Most of FEANTSA’s members are national or regional umbrella organisations of service providers. They often work in close co-operation with public authorities, social housing providers and other relevant actors. FEANTSA works closely with the EU institutions, and has consultative status at the Council of Europe and the United Nations