The keys to five houses with all accompanying infrastructure have been symbolically handed to Roma families at a ceremony held in Stanojevići on November 23, 2015. The houses were given to the permanent ownership to the families who lived in the extremely difficult conditions so far – at a waste disposal area and in a collective center.
Six internally displaced families received the keys to their new homes in a newly constructed building in Bosanski Petrovac at a ceremony that took place on November 19, 2015. The construction is a result of the Project “Support to durable solutions of Revised Annex VII Dayton Peace Agreement Implementation Strategy”, funded by the EU/UNHCR. The housing component of this project is implemented by Hilfswerk Austria International. Municipality Bosanski Petrovac provided co-funding as well as the land for construction, a building permit and revised project documentation. The project started in 2014 and its implementation will continue untill the end of 2016 in Bosanski Petrovac, Gradiška, Prijedor, Derventa, Maglaj, Bijeljina, Brčko District, Živinice, Mostar and Foča.
On November 17, 2015 a festive ceremony took place in Amajlije, Bijeljina. Keys to 16 newly constructed housing units were handed over to beneficiaries. The building was constructed within the Project Social Housing System that is funded by the European Union and implemented by Hilfswerk Austria International HWA in cooperation with Foundation of local Democracy FLD.
The final conference for the EU funded project “Social Housing System (SHS) – Development of an Integrated Model in Theory and Practice,” was held in Sarajevo on 11 November 2015. Project results and the most important recommendations for an integrated sustainable model of social housing in BiH, were presented.
Within the project, six housing buildings were constructed in the municipalities of Jablanica, Prozor-Rama, and Stari Grad Sarajevo, the cities of Tuzla and Bijeljina and Brčko District BiH. In total, 63 housing units were built for eligible beneficiaries in need and allocated to the families in line with principles of social housing.
On November 4, 2015 the keys to 16 homes in Ši selo in Tuzla were handed over to beneficiaries for their use on the principle of social housing. They are situated in a residential building which was constructed within the project Social Housing System (SHS) – Development of the integrated model in theory and practice. The project is funded by the European Union with significant administrative and financial support of local authorities and implemented by Hilfswerk Austria International HWA in cooperation with a non-governmental organization – Foundation of local democracy FLD.