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Right to Rent policy encourages discrimination

The JCWI’s Right to Rent evaluation report was published earlier this month.

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) is an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy.
JCWI’s evaluation of the Right to Rent pilot found that 42% of landlords are unlikely to rent to those without British passports. Over 25% would not rent to someone with a foreign name or foreign accent. In addition, those who cannot provide documentation immediately, including BME tenants, British citizens and those with valid leave to remain have also encountered problems. Here is the full report – JCWI Right to Rent Independent Evaluation  report and the JCWI Briefing note.