(38) In Ravenna 50 people entered into the house
“Housing First – ha spiegato Dora Casalino, Project Coordinator – It is a method which consists of actions aimed at the housing stability, through an innovative welfare mix formula ". The Municipality of Ravenna has played an essential role in this year's work with the establishment and coordination of the Housing First table, that assists in identifying the persons to be involved. "Keyword project - explains the Casalino – is "participation”, namely the involvement of the public and private social, but especially of persons, to return to being protagonists, at the center of decisions that affect them, proposing his candidature to the project ". Recipients of Housing First are mainly people who for various reasons have lost their homes, sometimes work and social network. The project involves the participation in housing costs, independently or with the help of the Social Services, exacted in case of indigence.In Ravenna, The method put in place provides the cohabitation, supported and facilitated by a reference teams. Besides the house, the project provides further opportunities, such as participation in workshops for empowerment and competency testing, organized by the cooperative "RicercAzione"And by the Consortium"making Community”, project partner. "A great feature of this method - continued Casalino - is the attention given to the autonomy of the participants about their choices, from a greater awareness of the desires and expectations and the evaluation of possible solutions ". Recently the participants in the Housing First project have been involved in a first public event organized in collaboration with the barter trade show and organized by reuse CittA @ ttiva, where they are presented to the city.
"Overall - said Dora Casalino – We can therefore say that the first year of experimentation, under the scientific supervision of fio.PSD – Italian Federation Bodies Homeless, It shows that Housing First is its rightful place among the opportunities for innovative welfare, in a more complex chain of dwelling services ".