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028 9024 5640: Housing & Debt Helpline for Northern Ireland

New Professional Resource on migrant rights, Brexit and housing

Housing Rights has updated its Professional Resource on the rights of migrant communities living in Northern Ireland to access housing, homelessness assistance and help with housing costs. It has been fully updated to include information on the EU Settlement Scheme and on how the rights of EEA nationals will change once the UK leaves the European Union. 

Housing Rights of migrants after Brexit

The housing rights of migrants emanate from a complex array of immigration, housing and social security legislation and have been reinforced by a wealth of case law from domestic and European courts. This resource will examine:

  • The distinct categories of migrants
  • The rights of migrants to reside in the UK
  • The rights of migrants to work in the UK and the impact of their economic status (or lack of) on their rights to access social housing and homelessness assistance and housing benefit
  • How status awarded by the new EU Settlement Scheme will impact on a person's rights to access benefits
  • Help available to migrants from Social Services
  • Help available to asylum seekers and refugees.

The Professional Resource is an electronic download which can be purchased in our online shop. Discounts are available to members of Housing Rights. 

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This article was written on 28 December 2019. It should not be relied on as a statement of the current law or policy position. For help with housing issues please contact our helpline on 028 9024 5640 or use our online chat service at www.housingadviceNI.org.