Introducing ‘Working with Housing Associations: A toolkit’

NACCOM is pleased to launch our newest toolkit, a comprehensive resource – ‘Working with Housing Associations: A toolkit‘, which showcases the role that Housing Associations can play in supporting the accommodation of people seeking asylum, refugees and other migrants who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, including those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) and restricted eligibility.

The toolkit is the latest in a series of practical guides launched by NACCOM to provide expert guidance and advice to individuals and organisations that work with – or wish to work with – people in the asylum system experiencing destitution. The Housing Association toolkit follows NACCOM’s Housing Toolkit, Hosting Toolkit and Funding Toolkit – they are all free resources available to members and anyone with an interest in these areas.

Authored by Paul Catterall, our Network Development Coordinator, the Housing Association toolkit aims to provide a step-by-step guide to the main legal, operational and financial considerations for Housing Associations or other housing providers, and frontline charities or organisations, interested in working together to provide accommodation solutions to people in the asylum and immigration system who are experiencing destitution and homelessness.

Chapters in the Housing Association toolkit cover the following topics:

➡️ Why Housing Associations and refugee and migrant charities should explore partnership working in order to support people with NRPF

➡️ Understanding NRPF, destitution and homelessness

➡️ Existing links and collaboration between Housing Associations, mainstream housing and the refugee and migrant sector

➡️ What Housing Associations can do to support refugees, people seeking asylum and other migrants with NRPF

➡️ Types of provision

➡️ Case studies of good practice

➡️ Further resources and useful links

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the report, please get in touch.