The Warsaw Family Support Centre will be receiving applications for granting flats to refugees or persons under subsidiary protection. Persons granted the refugee status or under subsidiary protection who are interested in renting a communal flat being part of the resources of the capital city of Warsaw* are welcome to submit their applications for the year 2012. Particular flats given at disposal of the group of persons in question will be chosen with regard to the structure of the foreigner’s family, qualified for renting the flat, and with regard to their specific, justified needs (e.g. age, disability). The Warsaw Family Support Centre will select, based on the applications of the interested persons, 5 families/ persons who will be allowed to rent communal flats.
Who may seek being granted a flat?
- refugees or persons under subsidiary protection,
- persons who completed the implementation of an individual integration programme in the area of the capital city of Warsaw in accordance with the act on social assistance,
- persons who reside in the territory of the capital city of Warsaw,
- persons who are in a difficult housing and financial situation,
- persons whose needs and current situation will be recognized during a community interview conducted by a social worker from the Warsaw Family Support Centre or a social assistance centre,
- persons who will submit an application for concluding an agreement on renting a flat being part of the resources of the capital city of Warsaw and required documents at the Warsaw Family Support Centre within a deadline,
- persons who do not owe a legal title in form of proprietorship or joint proprietorship of a flat in the territory of the Republic of Poland.
Where and how to submit applications:
1. Applications should be submitted at the secretary’s office of the Warsaw Family Support Centre at 2 Lipińska Street in Warsaw from 24 Spetember 2012 until 17 October 2012 not later than 4 p.m. (in case of sending an application via post the date of a postmark is taken into consideration).
2. Applications should be submitted with the use of the questionnaire available at the Warsaw Family Support Centre at 2 Lipińska Street, via the website of the Warsaw Family Support Centre www.wcpr.pl (in: Advertisements/ Current) and in social assistance centres in the territory of the capital city of Warsaw:
- Foundation for Somalia, 26/19 Chmielna Street in Warsaw,
- Polish Humanitarian Action, 5/18 Szpitalna Street in Warsaw,
- Centrum Edukacji Zagranicznej, 62 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street in Warsaw,
- Fundacja Nauki Języków Obcych Linguae Mundi, 34 Krzywickiego Street in Warsaw,
- Fundacja „Ocalenie”, 9/21 Ordynacka Street in Warsaw,
- Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej, 12/510 Al. 3 Maja Street in Warsaw,
- Caritas Polska, 9 Skwer Wyszyńskiego Street in Warsaw,
- Ośrodek Interwencji Kryzysowej, 1/6 6 Sierpnia Street in Warsaw,
- Ośrodek Interwencji Kryzysowej, 1 Dalibora Street in Warsaw.
Submitting an application equals giving consent to conducting a community interview by a social worker of the Warsaw Family Support Centre in the place of residence of the foreigner.
- Application completed in Polish.
- Copies of residence cards of the Petitioner and their family members.
- Copies of decisions on granting the refugee status or subsidiary protection to the foreigner or their family members.
- Statement on the petitioner’s and their spouse’s housing situation (in accordance with the model attached to the application questionnaire).
- Recommendations from non-governmental organizations acting for the benefit of foreigners. Other documents – confirming the current situation of the petitioner and their family.
The situation of the Petitioners will be estimated by a committee based on the set of required documents and community interview conducted by a social worker.
Submitting an application within the deadline
Submitting all the required documents
The committee takes into consideration the general situation of particular Petitioners based on the following criteria:
- family situation
- housing situation
- health situation
- financial situation
with particular regard to the length of stay in the territory of Poland and activities aimed at integration.
Petitioners seeking the rental of flats will be informed via post about the decisions of the committee, consisting of the representatives of the Warsaw Family Support Centre, Biuro Pomocy i Projektów Społecznych, Biuro Polityki Lokalowej – The Office of the capital city of Warsaw and non-governmental organizations acting for the benefit of foreigners, within 10 days from the date of the committee’s meeting.
* The Warsaw Family Support Centre informs that from 28 August 2009 Act No LVIII1751//2009 of the Council of the Capital City of Warsaw on the principles of renting flats being part of the resources of the capital city of Warsaw of 9 July 2009 is in force (Journal of Laws no 104, item 2968) with amendments resulting from the act No XVII/353/2011 of 16 June 2011. According to § 5 item 1 point 5 of the abovementioned act the flats being part of the resources of the capital city of Warsaw are rented to persons with the refugee status. The Warsaw Family Support Centre is allowed to select, based on applications submitted by the interested persons, 5 families/persons a year to rent a communal flat.