By the end of September 2019, UNHCR had created 25,460 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,450 apartments and 15 buildings, in 14 cities and 7 islands across Greece. In total, since November 2015, 61,007 individuals have benefitted from the accommodation scheme. 21,494 people were accommodated as of the end of September 2019, 7,357 of whom are recognized refugees. 50% of the residents are children.
The Accommodation Scheme provides rented housing to vulnerable asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece. Urban accommodation helps restore a sense of normalcy and provides better access to services, including education and health. People are additionally supported by social workers and interpreters who help them access medical services, employment, language courses and recreational activities.