Housing and accommodation

If you are fleeing from Ukraine as a result of the war, the content on this page does not apply to you. Please refer to the below pages for more information:
▸ UNHCR Help Hungary welcome page
▸ Information for New Arrivals from Ukraine
▸ Temporary Protection
▸ Are you under 18 years old?
Information for parents and families on enrollment in kindergarten and school for the academic year 2022/2023

As a refugee or a beneficiary of subsidiary protection, also as a tolerated status holder, you can spend up to 30 days in the asylum centre after receiving the status decision. After the 30 days expire, the immigration authority (National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing, called “OIF” in Hungarian) gives you a written statement indicating that you must leave the camp.  

During these 30 days, among other tasks – such as obtaining necessary ID, health insurance and tax documents – you will need to find housing opportunities. Social workers of the centre should be of assistance in this.  

The below organizations can possibly provide support or advice in finding accommodation/housing or shelter opportunities:  

  • Menedék Association – at their site in English or email at [email protected]
  • Lutheran Diaconia – you can email Andrási Júlia, social worker at [email protected],,  
  • Baptist Integration Centre – you can email them at [email protected] or call this number: +36 1 4665978,  
  • Oltalom Foundation – you can email them at [email protected] or call: +36 1 210 5400, (then typing or asking for extension 201) or visit this site in English,  
  • Jesuit Refugee Service – email at [email protected], or call +36 30 198 8929 (Monday-Friday between 9.00-17.00)
  • Kalunba Charity – you can email them at [email protected]