EU migrants: eligibility to apply for social housing (England)

Author: Wilson, Wendy

Publisher: House of Commons Library

Publication date: June 2014

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The first part of this note (section 1) gives a broad overview of the law governing the rights of EU migrants to access social housing in England. The second part of the note (section 2) considers whether there is any evidence to suggest that EU migrants are able to “jump the queue” to access social housing more quickly than other applicants.