accommodation for refugees 02/2018

Kontaktstelle Wohnen Leipzig winner February 2018


Kontaktstelle Wohnen the organization and its objectives: 

With the help of its voluntary supporters, Kontaktstelle Wohnen helps refugees find housing in the Leipzig area. 
In 2017, with the support of Kontaktstelle Wohnen, 307 people were able to move into new homes; 1258 people were advised during 96 office hours and many more over the phone.
The team of Kontaktstelle Wohnen has grown from 6 to 14 members (including the board and federal volunteers) within a year.

The application:

We are a non-profit organization and since 2016—through the project Kontaktstelle Wohnen—we support refugees that are still living in shelters in their search for housing in the Leipzig area.

Bringing refugees and volunteers together, we advise on all topics related to the housing search. We also give support by placing refugees in already established flat-sharing communities in Leipzig.

Additionally, we are fighting back against racist discrimination on the housing market which we unfortunately have to deal with on a daily basis.

Here is a short report of our 2017 activities (DE)