On this page you will find helpful links and resources related to housing for refugees. We have also featured individual questions on our FAQ page.
Resources related to housing
EJF flyer on housing for refugees (“Wohnungen für Flüchtlinge – Beratung und Vermittlung”)
EJF documents on accommodation services for refugees who are still in the process of seeking asylum (and receive money from LaGeSo)
- Information page about accommodation services for refugees (in German)
- Information for landlords (in German)
- Overview of available languages and office hours (PDF in German)
- Current upper rent limits (PDF in German)
- Documents required for examination of a rental offer (own initiative) (PDF in German)
Guide for finding a flat in Berlin
Published by: https://www.wosla.de
How to apply for accommodation for refugees
Published by: Georg Classen www.fluechtlingsrat-berlin.de
Rental agreements in readily accessible language
- Model contract for renting a flat (Microsoft Word template (.dotx))
- Model contract for renting a room in an owned flat or house (Microsoft Word template (.dotx))
- Subletting contract for a room in a rented flat (Microsoft Word template (.dotx))
- Subletting contract for renting a flat (interim tenany) (Microsoft Word template (.dotx))
Cube-shaped living spaces designed for the tops of buildings
The architects of Kauschke + Partners have developed cube-shaped living units which can be placed on flat roofs or on the ground. Here, refugees can live independently or together with locals.
Generally helpful pages for refugees and volunteers
A Guide for Orientation and Communication in Germany
Published by: refugeeguide.de
Brochure: Welcome to Germany!
Published by: Munich Forum for Islam
Published by: Freedomus
Routemap of Berlin’s Public Transport Network (BVG)
Published by: BVG
Further help pages
Angehört explains the basics of the process an asylum seeker goes through when they seek protection in Germany. They provide information on rights and obligations and addresses for counselling services. The organisation explains to refugees what happens during the interview with the German government and prepares the appointments together with them.
A Facebook group for furniture donations to refugees.
This site provides an overview of resources and initiatives that are helping refugees. It may also serve as a starting point and source of inspiration for people who wish to get involved.
Sie ist in erster Linie für Flüchtlinge aus Berlin bestimmt, enthält aber viel Wissenswertes
auch für deren Unterstützer.
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