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Action Letting

“Life after getting [refugee] status can be quite difficult and daunting. Thanks to the
understanding and efforts of Action Letting I finally managed to get a house.
It has changed a lot for me and I will always be grateful”
 
Action Letting Tenant

Action Letting

 
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spacerWe specialise in providing private rented accommodation for refugees that are homeless. Once given a positive decision on their asylum claim a new refugee will usually have to leave the accommodation that they have been living in whilst their asylum claim has been processed and transition to the mainstream systems like everyone else. This process can happen very quickly giving the refugee very few options to access alternative accommodation.

Single adults who do not have healthcare needs are not a priority for social housing and the barriers to most other private rented accommodation are too high, since deposits, administration fees, rent in advance, tenancy history, acceptable references or guarantors are often beyond their reach.
 
“The problems are intractable and the number of refugees becoming homeless are very significant”
Tim Kell, ‘Move-On Project’ Manager, North of England Refugee Service, 2008 - 2011.
 
We work with homeless refugees to reduce the barriers to their accessing our private rented accommodation and let properties in a more flexible and affordable way than a traditional letting agent or landlord. We have been working with asylum seekers and refugees since 2006 and have gained significant experience and understanding of the issues that they face, not just with their accommodation but also more generally in adapting to living in Tyneside.
 
However, occasionally, we also let properties more commercially to professionals if a landlord wants us to manage a property that is not suitable to let to refugees. The income generated from this social enterprise enables us to support our charitable projects run by Action Foundation.

To find out about rooms available call 0191 231 3113 or info@actionletting.org.uk
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