Many people dealing with HIV and AIDS have needs
they cannot meet on their own or require care that cannot be adequately
supplied by their friends or families.
In such cases, suitable flat and the right kind of assistance become very important.
As „social brokers“, we talk with the people who
come to us for help about whether our assistance programme is right for them
and which format would be helpful.
Then we put them in touch with the appropriate facility.
ZIK rents flats itself and makes them available to applicants who have no place to live, if it is not possible to arrange tenancy agreement directly between the client and the management of the building in question.
Subletting agreements for these ZIK-rented flats are offered only in conjunction with psychosocial care services.
The objective of ZIK supported housing is to enable clients to lead self-determined, responsible lives in their own homes.
Migrants in Germany whose residence status is uncertain have to cope with a host of disadvantages.
In many cases, their German language skills are not sufficient and they lack knowledge about their legal rights and obligations and processes at government agencies.
We advise migrants with HIV and AIDS and arrange placement in supported housing if they need it.
Impressions from our work and a conversation with clients
(2 min. 45 sec.)