Offer a Home to a Refugee

How can you Offer a home to a Refugee

by Michael Short

The Age September 30, 2015

 As millions of refugees are displaced across the world, many Australians have been left asking what they can do to help. As pictures of a small boy dead on a beach left us heartbroken and governments struggled with a political solution to an overwhelmingly problem, some began to look at their own homes and wonder if helping could be as simple as offering someone a place to stay.

Could it really be that simple? You might think there are bureaucratic or legal barriers. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, you might suppose there are organisations all over the place facilitating such housing. So, can you actually do it?

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