The project was financed from the funds of the European Commission via the leading member of the Metropolitan Research Institute project.
The main goal of the project was to provide integrated social services aimed at accommodating and employing socially disadvantaged groups. The premise of the project was that housing and employment issues must be tackled simultaneously, so that the supported people would be able to hold onto their housing and at the same time secure an adequate income. The Social Rental Enterprise Model, which corresponded to local conditions, was developed within the scope of the project.
Romodrom o.p.s. implemented this international project called: Integrated Housing and Labour Services in the Social Rental Enterprise Model, HomeLab Project in short. The project was spearheaded by the Hungarian Metropolitan Research Institute and was implemented in four European countries by five NGOs (the Habitat for Humanity Poland in Poland, the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta and Utcarol Lakasba in Hungary, and People in Need in Slovakia). Romodrom o.p.s. became the project partner in the Czech Republic.
The project stressed the measurement and evaluation of outcomes and impacts in all the participating countries. Aside from providing integrated housing and employment services, the project was surveying the model's success rate using a questionnaire survey focused on the target and control group.
The project lasted a total of 36 months and served 225 people in all the countries (45 in the Czech Republic in three regions – the Pardubice, Olomouc, and Moravian-Silesian Region).
The project was implemented from 1. 10. 2016 to 30. 9. 2019.
More information is available at: https://homelab.mri.hu/