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.
Access to housing is extremely difficult for a refugee who has just been recognized.
of people coming to Caritas' Housing-cafés found an accommodation in 2016
asylum applications has been submitted in Belgium between January and September 2017
people died trying to get to Europe from Libya between January and May 2017.
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