The Chartered Institute of Housing and BME National 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: we provide information about housing rights and options, but the website is not designed to help people make immigration applications or asylum claims. Only regulated advisers can give immigration advice.

Click here for pages on Scotland

Latest News

Help for Ukrainian refugees
Get the latest news and guidance from our new Help for Ukrainian refugees page.

Latest news on housing rights generally
For the latest news items and updates see our What's new page.

Rights of EU citizens living in the UK
Check our EU citizens' rights page to keep up-to-date and to find helpful guidance.

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 Metropolitan Thames Valley, 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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