IOM Indonesia has been at the forefront in supporting the Indonesian Government’s continuing efforts to promote alternatives to detention for refugees and asylum seekers in country.

By the end of 2018, all refugees and asylum seekers under IOM's programme are accommodated in 84 community housing facilities spread out across the country.  

Community housing facilities range from low-cost housing compounds, low-cost boarding houses, to low-cost hotels. Set up as integrated facilities in local communities, each community house has a range of amenities as well as facility maintenance services for decent basic living conditions. For common areas, there are kitchens and play/lounge areas. These facilities are located within convenient distances to public transport, local markets, and local medical services.