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We understand the importance of having a safe space. A peaceful place to start rebuilding your life in a new country. Our platform makes it easier to find a temporary home that matches your needs and location.

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Helfende Wände

Helping Refugees Find Homes

In recent years, more and more people are coming to Germany seeking safety and shelter.

In collaboration with the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI) and the non-profit organization ProjectTogether, Wunderflats  connects housing providers with individuals affected by conflict, helping them find suitable accommodation in times of need.  Initially launched as a pilot project in response to the crisis in Ukraine, Helfende Wände has helped over 16,000 displaced Ukrainians find temporary homes and now aims to give all refugees a safe haven as they rebuild their lives.

Find a temporary space on the platform

01

Offer your space on the platform

Browse available listings by city.
Once you have found suitable options, submit your booking requests.

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02

confirm your interest

Once a housing provider accepts
your request, you will have to confirm your interest in the listing to continue the process.

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03

Contact the housing provider and move in

Contact the housing provider and organize your move. If you have any questions, we are happy to help.

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FAQs

What type of documentation will I need to rent a home?

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To keep all users of the platform safe, we ask both those offering their homes and those in need of housing to verify their identity. We will need a form of ID, and we might also ask you for some of the arrival documents, such as a residence permit, or an EU Blue Card.

What happens when I arrive in Germany? Where can I register?

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  • To register your arrival, please go to the nearest reception center or an arrival center. You will need your ID or passport to register, and you will receive an arrival certificate (Ankunftsnachweis), a provisional residence document (Fiktionsbescheinigung) or a certificate indicating the reception facility responsible for you (Anlaufbescheinigung). This document is very important for your next steps in Germany.
  • Once you have the proof of registration (proof of arrival), you can apply for state support for accommodation, care or social benefits.
  • If you need state benefits and don't have a permanent place to stay yet, you will be told where you should live initially.
  • If you do have a permanent place to stay, please register your address with the local registration authority.

You can find more information about your arrival at Germany4Ukraine.de.

Can I apply for a residence permit?

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If you are in Germany because of the war in Ukraine, you can apply for a residence permit. This is a necessary document for obtaining a long-term right of residence in Germany, for receiving social support, and for working in the short term. You can apply at the Foreigners’ Authority via Germany4Ukraine.de.

How much will it cost to rent a home?

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Rental prices are determined by the housing providers who have registered to offer accommodation. Many of them are reducing their rates significantly or offer their homes for free. You can see the rental rates when you search for homes on the platform.

How long will I be able to stay in the rental?

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This depends on the available accommodation. You can see the available rental duration of each listing on the platform. You will only be able to request apartments that are available during your requested move-in and move-out date.

Safety

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To keep all users of the platform safe, we ask both those offering their homes and those in need of housing to verify their identity. We offer this service in collaboration with our secure partner Veriff.

To keep all users of the platform safe, we ask both those offering their homes and those in need of housing to verify their identity. We offer this service in collaboration with our secure partner Veriff. You will need the following to verify your identity:

A valid government-issued identity document with a photo of you (you will need an original document, scans aren't accepted)

A device with a working camera and an internet connection

A minute to take a photo of yourself and your ID

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Data protection:

The purpose of collecting your information is to better understand your housing availability. Your personal information will only be used in connection with our efforts to rent available living space to Ukrainians in need. It will be processed in accordance to all GDPR regulations. It will not be used for commercial purposes. We may, however, pass it on to German government agencies that are involved in facilitating the housing of displaced Ukrainians coming to Germany. You may at any given time request a deletion of your data. Wunderflats will act as Data controller in accordance to the Wunderflats Privacy Policy. By accepting this form you are agreeing for the processing of your Data.