Pilot projects

Social housing

Respond to temporary housing needs of migrants in a vulnerable situation.


ANCI Toscana (Italy) is keen on addressing current challenges regarding access to basic service provision, with a focus on housing. Target beneficiaries will migrants who cannot rely on adequate social support networks, even if they find a job. Housing challenges are driven by migratory status, but also the availability of social networks, high housing / rental prices, and social factors (e.g. lack of trust, discrimination). Currently accommodation issues are addressed at local level by a network of actors from the non-profit / voluntary sector and institutions. 

The pilot project aims to develop and deliver a model to respond to temporary housing needs of migrants not entitled to first and second-level reception services, thus in a vulnerable situation. It entails:    

  • map social resources on the territory and good practices;  
  • create a permanent social support and trust-building network to help migrants finding accommodation;  
  • create and consolidate a public-private partnership on migrants’ housing emergencies at local level;  
  • establish collaboration methods, modalities and public-private partnerships (i.e. through a Memorandum of Understanding).  

The pilot explores cooperative housing while building a model of public-private collaboration based on a network oriented towards housing inclusion, therefore guaranteeing the sustainability of the action. This process will boost also migrants’ empowerment by directly involving them in the co-design of the activities. The initiative aims to have outcomes for migrants (better housing and social inclusion); the territories (new tools and resources which could be used to respond to the needs of people in vulnerable situations); and the development of future regional policies (by integrating the pilot into the regional measures). 

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