Today we are joining more than a hundred charities, campaign groups, lawyers and councillors in urging local councils not to evict homeless people with NRPF from accommodation provided through the Covid-19 homelessness response.

An open letter has been coordinated by PILC along with Haringey Migrant Support Centre, Museum of Homelessness and others. The letter asks local authorities to commit to never sharing homeless people’s information with the Home Office without their consent.

Finally, we are asking councils to publicly lobby Home Secretary Priti Patel for an end to the ‘no recourse to public funds’ (NRPF) regime.

If the government won’t protect migrant lives during a public health crisis, local councils must take a stand and offer sanctuary!