Evaluation of Family Homes as a Housing and Care Solution for Unaccompanied Minor Refugees

Berit Berg and Gry Mette D. Haugen - NTNU Social Research on behalf of SOS Children’s Villages

This report presents an evaluation of the family home model as part of the 'Our New Children' project in Norway, a collaborative project between SOS Children’s Villages, Asker Municipality and the Housing bank that seeks to "assess the establishment of family homes as the housing and care solution for single minor refugees." The report reviews existing housing and care solutions for settling single minor refugees in different municipalities in Norway, presenting examples of good practices. 

The aim of the project is to "develop a model that has transfer value to other municipalities and is used in existing municipal expense reimbursement/ financial support schemes." According to the report, "the project Our New Children has shown that the family home model is viable and should be part of the range of services in all municipalities that settle single minor refugees."