Once you have been awarded asylum or leave to remain and after you get your GNIB card you can then start looking for accommodation.
There is very little rental accommodation available at the moment and that is unlikely to change in the near future. If you are a single person, to improve your chances of getting accommodation you will have to be prepared to share with others. Many Irish people do the same. So identify one or more people you could share with and start looking together for a place.
Make sure you can prove you are actively looking for a house by applying for anything that is suitable and getting a viewing where possible. Keep records of all.
Be careful of scams - never handover any payment to anyone without meeting them in person and without both of you signing a written agreement. If you are suspicious of anyone or if anyone seeks sexual or other favours in return for accommodation then report them to the CCPC - more information here -/>
Don't be afraid to ask BRIJ Volunteers for advice if needed.
If you are entitled to HAP, then Peter McVerry Trust will help you with the related paperwork. Once you have received your GNIB card, you can email them for assistance at - email@example.com
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