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Housing and hosting schemes

Some Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations provide housing for destitute asylum seekers, refugees, and people with no recourse to public funds, such as through hosting schemes or accommodation projects. This support can be a lifeline for people who do not qualify for statutory support from their council or the Home Office, and is often relied upon by adults with no recourse to public funds who do not have children in their care or care needs, and who cannot access asylum support.

Many of the organisations that are members of the No Accommodation Network (NACCOM) provide housing or hosting schemes: 

NACCOM also provide a housing toolkit to help organisations that are considering setting up projects to accommodate destitute people with no recourse to public funds. In some cases, projects have been developed in partnership with a local council or housing association. 

The National Housing Federation provides guidance for housing associations about how people with no recourse to public funds can be assisted.