Appeal to landlords for properties to support Afghan refugees

1 February 2022

We are urging private landlords and residents with one bed and four bed properties to come forward if they are able to offer housing.

The appeal comes following our announcement last year that we had joined the government’s Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme, reconfirming our commitment to help Afghan families resettling in London.

The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban has prompted a mass evacuation of Afghan citizens. The UK government will give homes to 20,000 Afghan people under its two schemes. We have committed to providing good quality housing for as many families as possible and will ensure those settling in Richmond upon Thames are supported to access public services, such as healthcare and education, and to integrate into their communities.

We are also providing guidance for residents who want to support the resettlement and the response to the crisis in Afghanistan. At the moment, people are advised to give financial donations only, or to register with Richmond CVS to be contacted about volunteering opportunities.

Visit the refugee resettlement page for information about donations and volunteering. Further details for private landlords are also available.

Alternatively, please contact or call 020 8871 7333.

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Updated: 1 March 2022

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