Industry News Eleanor Bateman 28/02/2024

NRLA supporting Ukrainian refugee charity

Two years on, the war in Ukraine still rages. As of January 2024, more than 141,000 Ukrainian refugees have been housed via the Homes for Ukraine resettlement scheme and the NRLA is now working with charity Reset UK to provide updated guidance for landlords that want to help. 

Reset UK coordinates community-led sponsorship of refugees, many of whom are now living in temporary accommodation or struggling to access affordable housing and facing homelessness. 

Community sponsorship is a scheme that enables resettled refugees to be supported long-term and new groups are being formed constantly.   

The NRLA has been in talks with the charity to create an updated factfinder document giving all the information needed by landlords who may be able to provide homes to these individuals and families. 

The factfinder provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions that landlords may have when considering whether to make a property available, and includes links to helpful resources, including Reset UK’s own guidance.  

The bigger picture  

At the root of the crisis faced by refugees is the chronic shortage of housing overall in the ULK, and ahead of the Spring Budget the NRLA is calling for the Government to recognise the need to boost the supply of available homes in the private rented sector and take a pro-growth approach to taxation.  

You can read more about our recommendations here. 

Eleanor Bateman

Eleanor Bateman Senior Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer

Ellie joined the NRLA to progress its campaigning and public affairs work. Having spent six years working in town planning, Ellie became an ‘accidental landlord’ and went on to hold roles in the sales and lettings industry, both in agency and in policy and lobbying. She has amassed a wealth of experience in her 15 years working in housing at national and local levels and is passionate about making sure the needs and benefits of the private rented sector are fully recognised by Government.

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