Look at What's New for information on refugees and how your organisation can help.IMMIGRATION CHECKS
The new Immigration Bill further strengthens the 'Right to Rent'. Read about it here.CHANGES TO THE HOUSING RIGHTS WEBSITE
We are making a number of changes so the site is easier to use. We will also have new pages for Irish and British nationals. We have had support from ARHAG, Innisfree and Tamil Community Housing Associations to make the changes.
The Housing Rights website aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.
If you're a housing adviser and you want information about the housing rights of new arrivals, please look first at the relevant pages below and the links to the legal provisions. For further help on common problems met by advisers, please click here.
The CIH Housing Rights website has detailed information for different categories of new arrival. Please note:
- a 'new arrival' may fall into more than one category so you may need to check different pages
- we have tried to keep the language as simple as possible - but you can find the meaning of terms such as 'European Economic Area' on the relevant pages.
The categories of new arrival are described below and can also be seen by clicking the tabs at the top of each page.