Regional Methodology on Mapping of Roma Housing
Regional Publications | 13 JAN 2020

The methodology is used to map the settlements with Roma population in need of housing improvement. It provides for collecting the existing relevant data from local and other institutions and the Roma community. By implementing the methodology, geographic data are provided on each Roma settlement, along with basic information on the level of development of the settlement, such as existence and quality of infrastructure, predominant material used for building of the housing units, legal status of the housing units, etc. The piloting of the methodology has a two-fold purpose: 1) to provide the data for two municipalities, that would be used afterwards as evidence for policy making; 2) to build the local capacities and encourage a process of full coverage with the housing mapping. The mapping is a part of a larger process that starts by gathering evidence and may continue to cover the whole economy. It should feed into the decision making processes, and particularly the decision on legalisation of the individual houses, as well as on renovating the housing.

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