ABSTRACT

This chapter analyses the main findings of qualitative work with three primary aims: to highlight once more the importance of considering all aspects affecting housing choices; to list a series of insights for future initiatives aimed at the inclusion of Roma in the housing sector; and to propose a reflection for a new understanding of housing rights and policies, based on the concept of home-making. The analysis of the interviews conducted with the beneficiaries of the initiatives considered highlighted how the vast majority of them were not completely satisfied with the housing solution provided, despite the initial intentions of the projects to offer alternatives meeting the needs of the group. The unsatisfactory results of the projects, therefore, seemed to lie in the failure to provide solutions able to meet the different housing needs. The situation in Trento was different, where policies aimed at providing housing alternatives to all Sinti and Roma at once have not been implemented.