The survey for identifying the housing needs of families from poor neighborhoods in the Municipality of Sliven has started


After starting the fieldwork in the region of Targovishte in July, now the research in Sliven is on the go.

Sliven Municipality is the second location where Habitat Bulgaria will conduct a representative sociological survey to define the housing conditions and needs in the region. Based on that research Habitat Bulgaria will prepare a report with recommendations for improvement of local practices and policies related to the living conditions in general and in particular – in the underprivileged communities.

On August 18-19, 2020 a training for the team of local interviewers was organized. They will work in the Roma district “Nadezhda” and in the village of Topolchane. Right after the training the direct field work began. The interviewers will be visiting addresses following a certain sociological model. Data will be collected from about 450 households from the Targovishte region.

The project “Research Based Arguments for New Housing Policies in Favour of All” is implemented with a financial support of 93,000 Euro, secured by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway within the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The main goal of the project is to contribute to the development of long-term, needs-driven municipal and national housing policies, which will secure safe and adequate housing for Roma. The duration of the project is 24 months (until September 2021) and will be implemented in cooperation with the “Roma Health” Foundaton and with the active assistance of the local municipal administration.

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The entire responsibility for the content of the document lies with the Habitat for Humanity Bulgaria Foundation and under no circumstances can it be assumed that this document reflects the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria Operator.