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Where can I go to find emergency/short-term housing?

Individuals who do not have a place to stay in Belgium (with friends or family), can apply for housing at the registration center. The registration is organised by the Immigration Office in Palais 8, Brussels Expo at Heizel mceclip0.png (Rue du Verregat, 1020 Brussels).

After registration, they are accompanied by Fedasil (the Federal Agency for the reception of asylum seekers) mceclip0.png to the local crisis accommodation sites organized by municipalities.

Emergency accommodation is provided for displaced people from Ukraine who cannot register immediately. If necessary, for example for Ukrainians who are stranded without accommodation at the end of the day, Fedasil can provide emergency accommodation for 1 or 2 nights. People who can be registered immediately on the day of their arrival skip the emergency accommodation stage and are immediately accompanied to a local crisis accommodation site.

Wallonia created a platform mceclip0.png intended to put in contact citizens wishing to offer accommodation with displaced people from Ukraine looking for an accommodation solution.

You can also contact The NGO Plateforme Citoyenne which will match you with local hosts who registered to welcome you for a temporary stay: Support.ukraine@bxlrefugees.be

Pets cannot stay in the emergency accommodation and the accommodations in the Belgian municipalities. Ukrainians who come to Belgium with a pet, have to find a solution for the shelter of their pet themselves (through their network, friends).

Can I access public housing or housing provided by the state? How and where do I apply for public housing?

Individuals who do not have a place to stay in Belgium (with friends or family), can apply for housing at the registration center. The registration is organised by the Immigration Office in Palais 8, Brussels Expo at Heizel mceclip0.png (Rue du Verregat, 1020 Brussels).

After registration, they are accompanied by Fedasil (the Federal Agency for the reception of asylum seekers) mceclip0.png to the local crisis accommodation sites organized by municipalities.

Emergency accommodation is provided for displaced people from Ukraine who cannot register immediately. If necessary, for example for Ukrainians who are stranded without accommodation at the end of the day, Fedasil can provide emergency accommodation for 1 or 2 nights. People who can be registered immediately on the day of their arrival skip the emergency accommodation stage and are immediately accompanied to a local crisis accommodation site.

Wallonia created a platform mceclip0.png intended to put in contact citizens wishing to offer accommodation with displaced people from Ukraine looking for an accommodation solution.

You can also contact The NGO Plateforme Citoyenne which will match you with local hosts who registered to welcome you for a temporary stay: Support.ukraine@bxlrefugees.be

Pets cannot stay in the emergency accommodation and the accommodations in the Belgian municipalities. Ukrainians who come to Belgium with a pet, have to find a solution for the shelter of their pet themselves (through their network, friends).

How do I find long term housing?

You can rent privately. Use services like airbnb mceclip0.png or Housinganywhere.com mceclip0.png to find a place to stay.

You can find housing on these resources:

Ukrainians who plan to rent housing in Belgium on their own can search for housing by following the link mceclip0.png. In addition, the country recently announced the construction of a village mceclip0.png for Ukrainian refugees.

EU4UA is a platform for finding housing in Europe together with other Ukrainians

A new roommate search function has been launched on the EU4UA platform.

Renting housing with other people will allow:

  • save money by sharing housing costs with other people;
  • have a greater choice of housing;
  • to find friends, expand the network of social contacts and feel supported in a new country.

Go to the platform via the link mceclip0.png.

If I am staying with friends and family in the long term, what documents do I need to fill out to make it official? How can I obtain proof of residency?

Displaced people from Ukraine who present themselves with a temporary protection certificate in the municipality of their main residence must be registered there. The municipality issues an A-card valid until 4 March 2024 (this validity can be extended twice by six months, unless the Council of the European Union terminates the temporary protection).