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Swedish private housing sector accused of profiting from refugees

Oct 18, 2015 - The Guardian (London)

Sweden is in the grip of a row over housing for refugees, with private accommodation providers accused of making fat profits while the country struggles to find beds for tens of thousands of asylum seekers ahead of the Nordic winter.

Housing is so limited for record numbers of arrivals - 9,000 are arriving into Sweden every week - that the authorities are resorting to heated tents to put people up.

But at the same time, private companies have been accused of charging exorbitant amou...