Migrant's Pledge

Migrants Pledge

The Migrant’s Pledge was launched in 2017 at the Migrants’ Access to Housing conference. Innisfree, along with Arhag housing association and migrant support charity Praxis Community Projects, has drawn up a three-point pledge to provide support for migrants.

Housing associations are urged to join the 32 landlords who have already signed up to it. BME National, the black and ethnic minority housing association collective, has backed the pledge. The National Housing Federation also supports the pledge’s aims.

It calls for associations to:

  • provide a safe environment for migrants,
  • train staff and board members on the difficulties facing vulnerable migrants,
  • raise awareness about the issue.

If you would like to find out how to sign up for the pledge please click here.

John Delahunty, chief executive of Innisfree, told Inside Housing magazine:

“The pledge doesn’t require the promise of a lot of resources; it does require the promise of our intent to do what we can to help.

“If we can trigger a response from housing associations of all sizes around the country, we will make a major difference to the lives of new communities.”