La condizione abitativa
Abstract: The chapter analyzes the housing conditions of Roma in Italy, focusing especially on the diverse reality of the so-called ‘Roma camps’. Despite the existence of a wide variety of types of camps, this solution as a whole is to be considered a real amplifier of marginalization and segregation, due to the disposal planning of camps, the lack of public transport services, the reduced access to public services such as the provision of electricity, water and sanitation. At the same time, the public housing projects for Roma, although existing, are numerically very small. It follows that the living conditions and the segregation in the camps are for most of the Roma the keystone to the system of exclusion in which they are forced.