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Where can I go to find emergency/short-term housing?

If you don't have a place to stay in Poland, go to the nearest reception point or call +48 47 721 75 75. There you will receive more detailed information and be provided with temporary accommodation.

From February 1, 2023, Ukrainians who will stay in Poland for more than 120 days will have to cover 50% of the cost of their accommodation. The amount will be no more than PLN 40 per person per day.

In addition, from May 1, 2023, refugees who will stay in Poland for 180 days will have to cover 75% of the costs. The amount will be no more than PLN 60 per person per day.

The obligation to pay for accommodation will not apply to disabled persons, children, persons of retirement age, pregnant women, persons with children under one year, guardians of at least three children, as well as persons in a difficult financial situation.

Check the links below to look for a short-term accommodation:

  1. Temporary housing (Warsaw) - link, request form.
  2. Options for free or cheap housing for Ukrainian refugees fleeing war
Can I access public housing or housing provided by the state? How and where do I apply for public housing?

Currently, there are about 30 reception points in Poland, at least one in every province, that temporarily accommodate people fleeing from Ukraine. No registration is needed.

Requests for housing can be submitted on the governmental website pomagamukrainie.gov.pl mceclip0.png.

The Polish Social Insurance Institution has a hotline on family benefits for Ukrainian citizens. Monday to Friday - from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at +48 22 444 02 55. By e-mail to UA@zus.pl.

In order to facilitate the rapid adaptation of forced migrants, the ADRA Polska Foundation mceclip0.png opened integration centers in Warsaw, Lublin and Bydgoszcz.

Ukrainians fleeing the war on Polish territory can receive comprehensive professional assistance. Psychologists give advice on how to cope with stress, military trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lawyers advise on legal issues. You can also get information about financial assistance and places of settlement at the points.

The center in Warsaw is open every day, except Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Address: al. J. Ch. Szucha 11B, location 1, Warsaw.
  • The center's hotline is also open at +48 500 406 890.

In Lublin, the integration center works at the address: Krakowskie Przedmiesฬcie, 21.

In Bydgoszcz, the help center operates from Monday to Friday, except Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Address: Dworcowa 57
  • Alternatively, you can write an email to: spastuszewski@adra.pl.

From February 1, 2023, Ukrainians who will stay in Poland for more than 120 days will have to cover 50% of the cost of their accommodation. The amount will be no more than PLN 40 per person per day.

In addition, from May 1, 2023, refugees who will stay in Poland for 180 days will have to cover 75% of the costs. The amount will be no more than PLN 60 per person per day.

The obligation to pay for accommodation will not apply to disabled persons, children, persons of retirement age, pregnant women, persons with children under one year, guardians of at least three children, as well as persons in a difficult financial situation.

How do I find long term housing?

You can search on portals offering apartments and houses for rent, such as:

It is worth considering finding a flat/house in a smaller town or in the countryside. Currently, small towns and villages offer access to schools, kindergartens, offices, medical facilities and good access to larger towns.

Citizens of Ukraine temporarily living in Poland and unable to pay for housing can ask for help from the Polish authorities. If you have already rented accommodation or are planning to do so, you can apply to participate in the program if you meet certain criteria.

Subsidies help to settle with the landlord, pay utility bills, and pay off administrative fees. You can apply for participation in the program if you rent or own real estate. Documentary proof of the lease or ownership is required.

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If I am staying with friends and family in the long term, what documents do I need to fill out to make it official? How can I obtain proof of residency?

Registering at a reception point or concluding a lending-for-use or rental agreement can be used as proof of residency.