Offering homes for Ukrainian refugees

The department of levelling up, housing and communities has issued guidance for those who want to help house Ukrainian refugees. 

It comes after thousands of people, including current landlords, said they would like to offer a room or home for any of the refugees allowed into the UK. 

The Homes for Ukraine scheme will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to help Ukrainians including those with no family ties to the UK. 

The first phase of the scheme allows sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian individual or family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property. 

Sponsors will be asked to offer a minimum of six months accommodation and rent free although the government has pledged to provide £350 per month to the host. 

If a tenant wants to offer a spare room to an individual or family, the tenant will need to gain the landlord’s permission before they go ahead with the process of being part of the initiative. 

Ukrainians coming into the UK under this scheme will be granted three years leave to remain with entitlement to work and access benefits and public services. Applicants will also undergo security checks. 

Visit if you would like to be considered as a host.