Study: housing is greatest issue for Roma

11-12-2008

A new study from Brno’s Masaryk University suggests that housing remains one of the greatest issues facing Czech Roma is housing. The study points to the positive effect of a good neighbourhood and contrasts this with the ghettos, which many Roma often find themselves inhabiting. The study also openly laments the absence in the Czech Republic of a law mandating so-called “social housing.” The Minister for Ethnic Minorities and Human Rights Džamila Stehlíkova has stated that she will study the document.