Informal Housing aims to grow in a library of resources useful for a better understanding of the informal housing phenomenon, but also for mobilizing to identify and implement solutions.

You will find here varied resources – researches, good practice models, information on legislation and funding dedicated to informal housing, links to relevant institutions, informal housing initiatives and grassroots stories – dedicated both for public authorities, NGOs and professionals working in marginalized communities or in urban planning, housing and community facilitation fields, as well as for communities who live in this kind on settlements.

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Map of informal settlements in Romania

The Map of Informal Settlements in Romania (HAIF) is a civic initiative to collect data about informal settlements in the country and view them on a map.

We do not expect this map to comprehensively present all the informal settlements in Romania.

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I don’t have documents, I don’t exist

Innovative model of participatory intervention in informal settlements.

The first project to regulate informal settlements in Romania that will support the community living on the outskirts of the Câlnic neighborhood, in Reșița, to enter into legality and obtain documents for the lands where they built their houses.

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What is it like to live in informal settlements in Romania?

Some answers in this first movie made as part of the project “No Man’s Land – informal housing in Roma communities – recognition, responsibility and common solutions”.

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27 May, 2021

The first project to regulate housing without legal forms will take place in the area of Str. Bistra, Câlnic neighborhood, Reșița.