SUMMA 2024 is supporting dormizil 1 and dormizil 2 of the "housing first bozen EO" association for the second time this year with part of the entrance fees.

Dormizil: Housing for homeless people

Everyone has a right to housing. But not everyone has a home. The "housing first bozen EO" association is running dormizil 2, a night shelter for 25 homeless men and women, at Vintler Strasse 9 in Bolzano – supported by more than 120 volunteers from all over South Tyrol – until April 14, 2024. The dedicated volunteers provide people in need of shelter with a warm bed in the cold winter months and listen to their concerns.

dormizil 1 at Rittner Straße 25 in Bolzano will be undergoing renovations starting in May 2024. The three-storey building, owned by the Haselsteiner Family Private Foundation and entrusted to the association free of charge for 30 years, will be restructured and architecturally adapted. Renovations are scheduled to be completed by 2025. In line with the "Housing First" concept, small rental apartments will provide a home for up to nine long-term homeless people. Housing First means that, from the outset, everyone will have regular, open-ended tenancy with all rights and obligations. There will be optional housing assistance for those who are in need of support.

The top floor of the future dormizil 1 will feature an emergency shelter for up to five people in immediate need. People without a roof over their heads will be able to shower and do their laundry on the lower first floor. A publicly accessable event room will be built on the first floor. None of these works will affect the original building structure. The renovated area, six floors plus basement, totals 900 m2.

The building’s renovation and adaptation amount to around 1.3 million euros. To cover the costs, the members of the "housing first bozen EO" association have made available various donation packages: one dormizil brick costs 30 euros, one dormizil m² costs 1,500 euros, one of nine furnishings costs 12,000 euros and one apartment costs 95,000 euros.

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