8-9 maart 2012
Maarten Davelaar spreekt op de HABITACT Peer Review in Gent (BelgiŽ) over strategieŽn en best practices rond opvang en (her)huisvesting daklozen.
The third HABITACT peer review will be hosted by the City of Ghent/Belgium on 8-9 March 2012.
The main objective of Ghentís homeless policy is to significantly reduce the number of homeless people until 2013. In order to reach this goal, the municipality developed a housing-led action plan which is implemented through close cooperation of public and private service providers: the OCMW (Public Centre of Social Action), the outreach organisation Straathoekwerk, the private welfare centre CAW and the Huize Triest project for young people. The work of the OCMW and the municipal housing department focuses on prevention. In addition to that, Ghent is successfully working with social rental agencies, which rent dwellings from the private rental market and then sublet those to poor households (mostly former homeless individuals and families). The practice of social rental agencies will be the main focus of the peer review