Homelessness returning: SNN restates our call

Housing: As the Government announces further lockdown relaxation measures, SNN is receiving reports from the length and breadth of the UK which are indicating that the State intends – it may have already begun – to evict people previously homeless, or in short term NASS accommodation, back into destitution.  SNN condemns any such intention or action and restates our call for housing healthcare and food for all:  only collective action, based in reality rather than ideology, may enable rational planning for effective pandemic management in the future.

Inside Housing: 23.6.2020 Charities warn hundreds of asylum seekers are at risk of homelessness as Home Office ends eviction ban

The government has begun the process of evicting hundreds of refugees from Home Office accommodation after deciding not to extend its ban on asylum seeker evictions, Inside Housing can reveal.

“We’re gravely concerned to learn the Home Office is resuming evictions of refugees in the middle of a global pandemic,” said @refugeecouncil #ukhousing

Read more here: https://www.insidehousing.co.uk/news/charities-warn-hundreds-of-asylum-seekers-are-at-risk-of-homelessness-as-home-office-ends-eviction-ban-66936

Those who have received a positive decision face eviction from NASS accommodation to homelessness due to the lack of available housing. Those whose asylum applications were refused will face destitution: unable to work, find housing or make a legitimate living, afraid of making contact with the authorities for fear of being placed in indefinite immigration detention.