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Affected group with particular difficulties in purchasing or renting property of own choice

Key Area:
Housing & Segregation
Discrimination, Equality
28/02/2012 - 11:47
Short Answer

Yes, Roma are particularly affected.

Qualitative Info

Despite the fact that no quantitative data exists and that a situation testing study was never performed on this issue, Roma associations and NGO’s like SOS Racism consider that this community face particular difficulties in purchasing and renting property of their choice.

When purchasing or renting property of their choice Roma face widespread discrimination from neighbours, real estate agents and sometimes from local authorities. An evidence of it is the usual practice of real estate agents to have porcelain representations of toads in their offices, since it is a popular believe that Roma will avoid them. On the other hand the common way for a Roma to elude this is to have a frontman that will represent him for the acquisition.

Groups affected/interested Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D) Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Anti-roma/ romaphobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Housing
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