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Working with migrants and refugees during the COVID-19 crisis

By April 21, 2020National News

Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be particularly worrying to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, not only those who are social housing tenants but the many living in the private rented sector or in asylum accommodation. Worst affected are likely to be those who are sleeping rough or sofa-surfing, especially if they can’t access housing or benefits because they have ‘no recourse to public funds’ (known as ‘NRPF’).   

The pdf fact sheet below, produced by the Institute of Housing, is intended to help those working with people with different kinds of immigration status, whether they are tenants or come to you for advice.  

It is based on the information provided by the housing rights website, run by CIH and BMENational for migrants who need help and for advisers who need detailed guidance on eligibility for housing and benefits.   

The fact sheet looks separately at help for those with no recourse to public funds, for migrants with longer-term permission to be in the UK and more generally for all non-UK nationals. 

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