The Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030 is located in Madrid and was created in January 2020 by the current coalition Government.
The first ministry with exclusive competences on social affairs was created in 1988. Currently, social affairs are centralized in the Secretary of State of Social Rights. Its mandate includes the following competences: social rights and social welfare; family welfare and family diversity; minor and childhood protection; youth and people with disabilities issues. Likewise, the Ministry is responsible for the proposal and execution of the Government’s policy regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The first National Homeless Strategy 2015-2020 was approved in 2015 by the Government of Spain. This strategy prioritizes housing-led approaches and focuses on the application of the Housing First methodology as a strategic line. The strategy includes financing projects for the dissemination of good practices and capacity building on this methodology. Since 2015, several projects implemented by several NGOs have been financed thanks to this strategy with a total amount of €4 048 826.