Housing provision for disadvantaged groups [Ukraine]

In 2017, bgh. set up a working group with Iris Gleichmann to analyze the housing needs of disadvantaged groups (in particular internally displaced people from the post-conflict areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) in selected cities in Ukraine. GIZ commissioned the working group to collaborate in the program: „Initiativen des Infrastrukturprogramms für die Ukraine. Stärkung der sozialen Infrastruktur für die Aufnahme von Binnenflüchtlingen“ (IIPU), Initiatives of the Infrastructure Program for Ukraine. Strengthening the social infrastructure for the reception of internally displaced people (IIPU). By this project, seven temporary container settlements were built in 2014 and in 2015 in the following cities: Dnipro, Kamjanske, Kharkiv, Krywji Rig, Nikopol, Pavlohrad and Zaporizhzhya. The starting point for the commission was the question of how to handle the settlements in the long term, which currently represent a central element of the housing supply.

Based on several on-site missions, discussions with representatives of municipalities, with various NGOs, with affected internally displaced people and with the Ministry of Temporary Occupied Territories (MinTot), the following tasks were accomplished:

  • Analyzing the socio-economic and structural situation of each settlements
  • Outlining proposals for extending the life of the residential containers and for upgrading the container settlements
  • Developing an integrated planning approach for the long-term accommodation of disadvantaged groups in the project cities.

The results were presented to the ministry (MinTot) in December 2017, implementation is currently taking place.

Commissioned by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Partner: Iris Gleichmann
Period: 2017-2018