Enchede allocates homes to former asylum seekers

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The Dutch city has allocated more than 300 homes to asylum seekers granted legal status.

6 August 2008

ENSCHEDE - Enschede is the first large municipality to allocate houses to asylum seekers who were granted legal status under 2007's general amnesty. The city has allocated more than 300 homes to this group.

The city has a special department to help former asylum seekers with housing, schools, citizenship classes, work and benefits. The project appears to be working well.

When the general amnesty was declared in June 2007, the government asked municipalities to make housing available to this group. Enschede now wants to help other municipalities with the  project.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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