BME National and the Chartered Institute of Housing welcome you to the Housing Rights website

The Housing Rights website gives recent arrivals and housing advisers up-to-date information about people's rights when looking for a home, based on their immigration status. Please click the links below to go to the pages for New Arrivals or Housing Advisers in England and Wales, or click for pages on Scotland.

Please note! Check the coronavirus page first for any changes during the current crisis.

Click here for pages on Scotland

Latest News

Coronavirus - how does it affect migrants' access to housing and benefits?
Get all the information - updated daily - on developments affecting migrants as the governments in England, Scotland and Wales deal with the crisis.

'Brexit' and its effects on migrants' rights
Brexit brings massive changes in immigration rules. The housing rights website is updated as they happen. Check our Brexit and housing rights page to keep up-to-date and to find helpful guidance.

Latest news on other issues
For the latest news items and updates on other topics relating to housing rights, see our What's new page.

You can download the latest housing rights quarterly newsletter here.

The Housing Rights website is developed by CIH and published jointly with BME National

With support from the following housing associations

The Housing Rights website is jointly published by CIH and BME National with financial support from ARHAG, Innisfree and Tamil Housing Association. It is written by Sue Lukes and Sam Lister (CIH) and edited by John Perry (CIH). Material on Wales is prepared jointly with Shelter Cymru (providers of comprehensive advice services in Wales); material on Scotland jointly with TC Young (Scottish social housing solicitors). Web design by Keith Burke.

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