The Government has proposed that the opportunity for asylum seekers to live in accommodation they have themselves arranged should be restricted in certain areas. If an asylum seeker arranges accommodation on his or her own in a socio-economically challenged area, he or she will as a rule not be entitled to a daily allowance or special allowance.
The purpose of the proposal is that asylum seekers more often than is the case today should choose to live in areas where there are conditions for them to be received in a socially sustainable fashion and to ensure that the negative social consequences of asylum seekers choosing their own accommodation should be reduced.
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The amendments will come into force on 1 January 2020.