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Social Housing for Roma in BiH 2009

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Project stakeholders/Donors:
- Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees BiH (MHRR)
- Federation BiH, Ministry of displaced Persons and Refugees
- Municipality Zenica
- Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA)

Representation office Sarajevo, Derviša Numića 6, 71000 Sarajevo, BiH
Contact person: Suzana JAŠAREVIĆ, Country Director BiH

Program aims:
Support in implementation of the Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina in solving the housing problems of Roma population within the Decade of Roma Inclusion 2005-2015

Project aims:
Improvement of status, living conditions and social inclusion of Roma population in BiH through construction of new housing units for Roma families, using the HWA social housing model, who do not have housing problem solved and temporary live in a collective center in the region of the partner municipality Zenica in Federation BiH

Achieved results:
- Constructed two resident buildings each with 8 flats (in total 16) for Roma in Zenica,
- Qualitative housing for 16 Roma families in municipality Zenica achieved
- Given contribution to social inclusion of Roma through improvement and normalization of their living standard as well as enabling the active involvement of Roma associations into the project implementation in cooperation with local association „Romano Centro“ Zenica

Project beneficiaries:
Primary project beneficiaries are Roma families who are residents in targeted municipalities and do not have solved housing problem and/or live in unsuitable housing units

Total project value for the municipality Zenica: 1.070.000 KM where:
- 625.700 KM MHRR with the Federal Ministry of Planning
- 150.000 KM municipality Zenica for the buildings construction
- 44.300 KM HWA with the Federal Ministry od DPs and Refugees
- 250.000 KM municipality Zenica for the part of exterior arrangement

Project duration: 19 months

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