The municipal housing stock of Amadora consists of 2052 houses across three main districts with a large number of residents of the same Cape Verdean ethnic background. Many of the residents were economically and socially excluded,
Several projects for the integration of the resident population in the districts were initiated, of which highlights the Project Oportunidade/Geração whose target is the population descended from the 2nd and 3rd generation of immigrants and being developed in the Casal da Boba neighbourhood.
The Project Oportunidade/Geração was awarded by Prize of Distinction for Best Practices in municipal area of immigrant integration granted by the Platform on Policies for Reception and Integration of Immigrants in the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The Zambujal Melhora Programme established the "facilitators neighbourhood" idea which is the joining of two people with different ethnic backgrounds in order to receive training at the same time in a certain area, and then to work together in their own neighbourhood, and in other districts.