A major addition to the site - new pages on helping destitute migrants - developed with help from ten advice agencies, with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Click on the tab for people who are destitute to see the basic guidance for new arrivals; look at the adviser pages for detailed guidance for those who work to help destitute migrants.
Croatia joined the European Union on 1st July. The pages for Bulgarian, Romanian and Croatian nationals have been updated to include the new rules that apply from that date.
As part of welfare reform, there are new rules for getting help with council tax and the appropriate pages have been updated.
Finally, a warm welcome to new partners BMENational, who are working with CIH to ensure the website stays up to date for the next three years. BMENational represents more than 60 black and minority ethnic housing associations in England.
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.