Could you be a Homes for Ukraine host?

Join the many generous people in Leeds who have opened their homes to those fleeing war in Ukraine.

We need people who have a spare room or two, an annexe, or even another property, to house a Ukrainian family and help them rebuild their lives.

Hundreds of Ukrainian guests so far have regained their independence and settled in Leeds with the help of our kind hosts, and here is how you can help:

  1. Send an email to expressing your interest in hosting. Make sure to include your name, address, and contact phone number.
  2. A Homes for Ukraine team member will arrange a suitable time to have an informal, no-obligation chat.
  3. Once you are ready to move forward, register on the government portal. If you need help with this, the Homes for Ukraine Team will be happy to assist.
  4. We will let you know about guests who match your household.
  5. You will be able to meet the guests and get to know them before deciding whether to go ahead with hosting.

Hosting agreements are very flexible, and the Homes for Ukraine team is available to assist and advise you every step of the way. Support is also available throughout your guest's stay.

We will also support your guests to integrate into the local community.

Benefits of being a host

Firstly, you will receive a tax-free payment of £350 per month for guests who have lived in the UK for less than one year, and £500 per month for guests who have been here for one year or more. Payments have been extended to up to 3 years to support hosts.

Hosts are also entitled to ask guests to contribute to household energy costs and are not expected to buy food for their guests.

If you are offering a second home, you are eligible to receive 50% council tax discount for an empty or second home.

You will continue to receive any council tax reductions, such as the single-person council tax discount. 

Becoming a host will also not affect any benefits you currently receive.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us via

You can also register your interest to become a host for someone not already in the UK online.

How you can help our campaign

If you cannot become a host but would like to help, please share one of our posters, flyers or social media posts with your friends and neighbours. 

Every little action will help us to find new hosts to help Ukrainians in need. 

Email for further details.