Government Funded Website Tells Invaders How to Get Free Housing and Best Way to Claim Benefits
A government funded website has been set up — with your tax money — explaining to “refugees, migrants and their families, foreign students, Bulgarians, Romanians and victims of domestic violence” how to get free housing and benefits in Britain.
In addition, the website also tells them how to take legal action if they think they have been denied a home on the grounds of their race.
The Housing Rights site also offers advice to “new arrivals” in Britain on what welfare assistance they qualify for and how to claim it.
The website is part of a three-year project called Opening Doors run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust, which has been given £120,000 by the Department for Communities and Local Government to “help migrants settle in Britain.”
Recent figures show 2.5 million people moved to Britain over the past decade.
John Perry, policy adviser at the Chartered Institute of Housing, said: “One of the commonest problems that housing professionals meet in dealing with housing inquiries from migrants from abroad is knowing whether they have any entitlement to housing or homelessness assistance, and whether they are eligible for housing benefit.”
“This web resource should fill this gap — and we hope that it will help to ensure that migrants get the help to which they are entitled.”
Mark Wallace, campaign director for the TaxPayers’ Alliance pressure group, said: “This sends out a deplorable message to migrants about Britain as a whole, and also about what we would hope they would contribute to the country. We should be welcoming people with assistance on how to get a job swiftly and join the hard-working majority of people, not on the quickest and easiest way to tap into benefits.”
He added: “I’m not aware of a special website for people who have paid taxes here their whole lives.”
Arten Llazari, Manager of the Refugee & Migrant Centre based in Wolverhampton, said: “This website is easy to use and extremely timesaving. It will prove an essential tool for all agencies providing housing advice and assistance to refugees and new migrants. Our advisers already have it on their PC favorites list!”
Cecilia Ngeze, a refugee based in London, said: “I found the site very straight forward, well arranged and informative. It gave me lots of new information that I didn’t know beforehand. I gave my friend details for the site and it helped her find answers to a difficult housing situation.”