This website will help you discover the housing and housing benefit rights of new migrants - whether they are European nationals, refugees, people with indefinite or limited leave to remain, or new arrivals from accession state countries or elsewhere.
Across the top of this page there are tabs which take you to the pages we have written on advising different categories of new arrivals. These are listed in more detail below. To see the information aimed at new arrivals themselves, providing guidance to their housing and housing benefit options, go the opening 'new arrivals' page and use the tabs and other links from that page.
The tabs above direct you to pages on:
- advising refugees and people with discretionary leave, humanitarian protection and exceptional leave
- advising people with indefinite leave to remain
- advising people with limited leave to remain
- advising EEA workers and self-employed people
- advising other EEA nationals
- advising EEA family members
- advising British and Irish citizens
- advising people fleeing domestic violence
- advising people with social care needs
- advising people who are destitute
Here are more links to a set of background pages we have written for advisers. They cover:
- who are the new migrants?
- the law on housing eligibility
- the law on entitlement to housing benefit and council tax rebate
- housing associations and local authorities - the legal differences in relation to housing of new migrants
- housing associations and 'right to rent' document checks
- advising migrants about the private rented sector
- what is 'discrimination' in housing?
- documents to support housing and housing benefit applications
- what is the habitual residence test?
- links to other organisations that might be able to help you
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We update the site regularly, so may be able to incorporate your suggestions.