A council is asking private landlords to help house Afghan refugees.
People who have worked for the UK government and British military in Afghanistan and their families are being urgently relocated to UK due to the risk to their lives following the troop withdrawal from the country.
Wrexham council has agreed to support this programme and will be resettling up to 10 families in its area.
Families will be supported with accommodation in the private rented sector when they arrive, with support from the Red Cross and others.
A statement from Wrexham council says: “We are now looking for family accommodation in the private housing sector for these families.
“Due to the urgent nature of the resettlement we are taking the unusual step of appealing directly to any landlords with properties that they feel may be suitable for a resettled family to please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to discuss further.”
Councillor Hugh Jones, for the authority, says: “The proposal to take part in the Afghan Relocation Scheme received unanimous support from members and we know that Wrexham will welcome families who have done so much to support our troops and the British government whilst they were on active duty overseas. If you have a suitable property please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
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