Discrimination against forced migrant newcomers in the housing market – challenges and possible governance responses

HOUSE-IN policy information #3

Living in a foreign land with a new societal structure is already very challenging and needs a huge effort. Unfortunately housing is one of the main areas where forced migrants face multilayered discrimination. Especially migrants, forced migrants in particular, experience many challenges. With our research in HOUSE-IN we conclude the main discrimination fields in our cities for new arrivals. In this policy information you can find the main challenges and appropriate responses to them.

How to deal with discrimination towards forced migrants?

To respond to this question, HOUSE-IN used existing inter-disciplinary, cross-sectoral and trans-regional knowledge for identifying gaps at the housing-integration intersection. 

The HOUSE-IN project  focused on four 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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