Forced migrants’ access to housing: policy recommendations

Fresh off the press: HOUSE-IN policy information #1

Every person should be offered an appropriate place to stay. Unfortunately housing remains one of the most difficult services in our European cities. Especially migrants, forced migrants in particular, experience many challenges. With our research in HOUSE-IN we conclude the main challenges in our cities for new arrivals. In this policy information you can find the main challenges and good responses to them.

How can integration be achieved for forced migrants?

To respond to this question, in HOUSE-IN used existing inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and trans-regional knowledge for identifying gaps at the housing-integration intersection. There is a unique moment, in the journey of migrants and that is the moment of arrival: Access to adequate housing in this stage is a crucial element for the integration for forced migrants. 

The HOUSE-IN project focused on for case studies in the cities Vienna (Austria), Leipzig (Germany), Riga (Latvia) and Helsingborg/Lund (Sweden). In addition, Urban-Living-Labs (ULL) were set up in Leipzig and Riga.


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HOUSE-IN is a 18 month research programme, which started in June 2021 and was funded by JPI Urban Europe.

The project partners are Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, University of Latvia, Lund University, Malmö University, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Eutropian GmbH.

For more information on the project, don’t be shy, reach out to project leader Bahanur Nasya.

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