Housing and migration: A UK guide to issues and solutions

Author: Perry, John

Corporate author: HACT, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Metropolitan Migration Foundation

Publication date: May 2012

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Rapid changes in policy, limited consultation and low awareness by the housing sector have made it extremely difficult for social landlords to ‘keep on top of’ migration and its implications. It is a challenge to stay up-to-date on numbers and trends, keep up with changes in eligibility for housing and other services, and consider how migrant integration fits with the localism/Big Society agenda, particularly at a time of significant cuts in public spending.This guide aims to provide information and practical guidance about migration for the housing sector. It is based on the discussions, visits and research undertaken by the Housing and Migration Network over its two-year life. It has many practical examples which are intended to inspire people to act and include contact details wherever possible so that experience and learning can be shared.