The project carried out in Charleroi is special because it involves the work of a range of partners coordinated in the form of a network.

The HF team was therefore put together for this very purpose, involving different institutions from the network which each deployed one or several workers.
The partner institutions are:
The pôle hébergement et logement of the CPAS of Charleroi (accommodation and housing centre of the CPAS)
The service de Soins Psychiatriques à domicile (SPAD) (Service providing psychiatric care in the home)
The not-for-profit association Comme chez nous
The Relais Santé of Charleroi


Established experience in insertion through housing

Priority rehousing programmes for people who found themselves homeless during winter months in 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 allowed 25 homeless people to be taken out of the emergency cycle, giving them a positive experience in their accommodation and encouraging them to find stable and long-term housing prospects. The project won the federal prize for combating poverty in 2012.

A team comprising several disciplines and institutions

Pina Di Ruggerio

Psycho-social support

Marine Di Risio
Malika Boulouaiz

Social assistant
Social assistance and logistics contact

Catherine Depasse

Specialist educator

Marousia Danyluk
Céline Opdebeek


Michael Dupont

Specialist educator

Kathelyne Vande Kerckhove


Laurent Ciaccia

Housing finder


Mobilising the whole of the housing sector

A diverse range of housing options matching the specific needs of the prospective tenants was found, especially thanks to the work of the accommodation finder.

- social housing thanks to the partnership with the Public Social Housing Company La Sambrienne
- private accommodation
- accommodation via the social estate agency
- semi-collective housing via a Protected Habitation Initiative