Efiubò: If I sleep on the street how can I get an accommodation?


Tenth and last appointment with Efiubò, the legal radio programme that in recent months has been in contact with experts in immigration laws. In this last the lawyer Noris Morandi give answers to the questions collecetd from listeners.

Q. If I sleep on the street how can I get an accommodation and what documents do I need to present for the request?

It is not possible to give an univocal answer to this question. The places in communal dormitories, as well as the procedures and documents required for access, vary from municipality to municipality. In general we can say that in emergency situations no additional documents is required to the person applying for accommodation. For more details, it is always better to turn to associations that assist migrants in your city.

Q. How long can I stay in a center ruled by the municipality?

There is no maximum duration of stay in these structures. In general it is recommended that at the time of entry into the structure the guest and the managing body sign a kind of contract of hospitality. This contract often deal with rights and obligations of the parties but also with the minimum and maximum duration of accommodation and the eventual possibility of extension.

Q. If in my city there are no free places in reception centers can I apply to be accepted in a different city?

The problem of scarcity of places in reception centers is common throughout Italy, especially in big cities like Rome or Milan. The request must be made in the town of residence except in rare circumstances such as a possible family reunification or an high vulnerability of the applicant.

Q. If I have a problem with a person who works in the reception center where I stay, what can I do?

In any case, you have to talk to a center operator with whom you have a better relationship and at the same time with the director of the facility.


All the questions and answers recorded during Efiubò have been collected in a book (click here to download). In the text you will find answers to frequently asked questions about political asylum, family law, housing, employment and training.

Efiubò is a project realized with the contribution of otto per mille della Tavola Valdese