Homes intended to house Afghan families sitting empty for weeks
Homes for Afghan refugees lie empty for weeks as thousands of families remain stuck in holding hotels
Councils ‘frustrated’ as properties procured for Home Office scheme still unfilled after more than a month
Homes intended to house Afghan refugees have been sitting empty for weeks as thousands of families remain stuck in holding hotels.
Councils have said they are “frustrated” after properties they procured for the Home Office’s scheme for resettling former interpreters more than a month ago are yet to be filled. One council said it was considering withdrawing houses from the programme because of the delays.
The Independent understands there are hundreds of properties across the UK that have sat unoccupied for weeks after councils put them forward to house refugees under the Afghan Relocation Assistance Policy (ARAP), …
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