Housing migrants and refugees

Corporate author: Glasgow Housing Association with support from the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations, the Lintel Trust and the Scottish Government.

Publication date: June 2011

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The number of foreign nationals living in social housing in Scotland is increasing and it can be difficult to understand their different rights and entitlements. This guide sets out the key issues affecting migrants at the different stages in the customer’s journey to getting a house. It provides information about what housing officers must discuss with applicants and which issues to consider
before allocating a house. The guide covers:

  • asylum seekers
  • refugees
  • migrant workers
  • overseas students.