The supplementary funding facility “Housing Plus” within the Local Development Programme was launched

Published: Thursday, 5 Oct 2023

The supplement was ensured by reallocating the funds made available at the level of the EEA and Norway Grants intended for Romania and aims to maximize the impact of measures that support vulnerable people.

The new funds allocated to the Local Development Programme will be directed, through a supplementary funding facility called “Housing Plus”, to projects aimed at improving the living conditions of vulnerable people, including Roma. The facility will address the projects financed under the calls “Enhancing Roma inclusion and empowerment”, “Local development” and “Poverty reduction” which are still being implemented and which also have a housing component.
The activities that will be supported through the “Housing Plus” facility will be those provided previously within the 3 mentioned project calls, including assistance, support and accompaniment measures in order to regulate the housing situation for vulnerable groups whose situation is unclear or uncertain, respectively living in informal settlements, intervention services for families and individuals experiencing life-course difficulties (e.g. transition from a shelter to independent living, job loss, victims of disasters, etc.), including by providing of emergency aid (non-financial) and investments in the purchase, renovation or construction of housing intended for vulnerable groups.
The “Housing Plus” facility aims to contribute to increasing the impact of the Local Development Programme in terms of improving the living conditions and future prospects of adults and children at risk of poverty and social exclusion.
All information on how financing will be provided under the “Housing Plus” facility is available to interested project promoters on the website of the Local Development Program, at supplement-financing-housing-plus/.