May 15, 2015 – “Analysis of the social housing framework in Bucharest” round-table
The Centre for Urban and Territorial Development (CDUT) and the Romanian Center for European Policies organized on May 15, 2015, the launching event of the project Find a home! – Enhancing the transparency and accessibility of the social housing allotment process. The project aims at increasing transparency of the social housing allocation process by developing a pilot instrument at Bucharest Municipality level and the establishment of a network with the purpose of enabling citizens and all stakeholders to have an easy and interactive access to data related to the process. At the same time, the project purpose is to evaluate the local policies regarding social housing in the 6 districts of Bucharest and to formulate and promote a series of recommendations and proposals on housing policies.
Given the fact that within the social housing allotment process, the roles of local authorities and civil society are equally important, the aim of the round-table was to generate an exchange of experiences and ideas through the different perpectives of the two categories.
The debate aimed at understanding the social housing allotment process, the relevance of the allocation criteria, as well as legislative aspects affecting the coherence of this field. In the same time, specific issues concerning the social assistance that are not always covered in the legislation were pointed out. Moreover, many recommendations to improve the actual framework were made by representative of each district municipality and NGOs.
The event was part of the “Find a home! – Enhancing the transparency and accessibility of the social housing allotment process” project, funded through SEE 2009-2014 Grants, within NGO Fund in Romania.