Keys to the City: How the next Mayor of London can help end refugee homelessness - Refugee Council

Keys to the City: How the next Mayor of London can help end refugee homelessness

Keys To The City Report Feb 2021

Many new refugees in London are very likely to face homelessness immediately after they acquire refugee status. This is a result of having only 28 days to find secure housing before they are evicted from asylum accommodation, in combination with major barriers to accessing private tenancies.

In particular, the high up-front cost of a tenancy deposit means the vast majority of homes in the private rented sector are unavailable. Targeted support from the Mayor of London could change this situation, improving the integration of new refugees in the city and helping to prevent homelessness.

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