Access to housing is extremely difficult for a refugee who has just been recognized.



An asylum seeker who has an officially recognised refugee document must leave the refugee centre within two months. That is a virtually impossible feat. The housing cafe is there to help. Integration coaches and volunteers guide recognised refugees in their search for housing. Contacting housing property owners, helping a family move into a home, registration with the municipality and with the PCSW, look for a school: it is all part of the process.

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  • 1.500

    people are dead in sea in a few days (2015)

  • 2.975

    asylum applications has been submitted in July 2015

  • 16.000

    places for collective reception has been found in emergency

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