Helping people with No Recourse to Public Funds avoid homelessness: what housing associations can do

27 August 2020

We've produced a briefing which provides examples of what housing associations can do to help people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) from returning to rough sleeping.

Many housing associations will be aware of the issue of people with NRPF being at risk of (returning to) homelessness during the coronavirus crisis, and some have asked what they can do to help.

We’re asking the government to suspend the NRPF restrictions that mean people with this status cannot claim means-tested benefits or receive homelessness support or housing through the local authority.

In the meantime, in this briefing we have outlined a number of ways in which housing associations can provide accommodation and support to people with NRPF, in partnership with migration charities and local authorities.

Who to speak to

Suzannah Young, Policy Officer