Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is urgently appealing to any landlords with property suitable for Afghan evacuees to come forward if they have availability across the borough.

Following the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan the Council has made a commitment to support Afghan nationals who have been assisting the British Government and Armed Forces in the war-torn country and is working with colleagues from Kent County Council and partners across the county to achieve this.

Cllr David Burton, Leader of Maidstone Borough Council said: “We are doing all we can to help these desperate people and are appealing to all landlords who can help to contact us. We are looking for self-contained suitable properties with a minimum of a six-month tenancy.

“These extra properties are needed in addition to our usual housing requirements for local people who need accommodation as we do not have any extra availability in our current existing housing stock.

“This is a call out to any landlords to help if they can play a part. We will work alongside them to provide intensive support to these families in order to help them integrate into our community.”

Cllr David Burton

MBC will be working very closely with the Kent Resilience Forum including KCC and the Clinical Commissioning Group along with other key partners across the borough to ensure where possible we provide the best support for the Afghan evacuees settling in our community.

Any private landlords interested in working with Maidstone Borough Council to resettle Afghan families should contact the Homefinder team at:  homefinders@maidstone.gov.uk

By Ed

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