Launch of website on housing rights for refugees and migrants

12th October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A newly revised website that gives clear guidance on the housing rights of new migrants was formally launched on 6 October.

A newly revised website that gives clear guidance on the housing rights of new migrants was formally launched on 6 October. The housing rights website www.housing-rights.info has now been completely rewritten and relaunched to provide an even better guide to housing and housing benefits rights for refugees, migrants and other new arrivals to England.

The new site is being launched by the Chartered Institute of Housing and is compiled by respected experts Sue Lukes and Sam Lister, edited by John Perry.  The guidance on housing benefit is now more comprehensive, and the pages for advisers have been comprehensively extended and now include many examples of case law.

The site now provides extremely clear and comprehensive guidance on entitlements for different types of immigration status, with details on the differences that apply to different kinds of European migrant and other complex issues that arise.

The site is still applies only to England, but CIH is actively looking to expand its coverage to Scotland and Wales.

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Link to Housing Rights Information

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