Homelessness Reduction Act - what does it mean for you?

The Homelessness Reduction Act became law on 3 April 2018.

The act increases the requirement for us to help all eligible applicants - regardless of whether you are a "priority" or not.

We have a duty to support anyone who is:

  • Homeless - we must offer help to all eligible households to secure accommodation
  • Threatened with homelessness within 56 days - we have to help people to prevent homelessness which means working with people to prevent/reduce rent/mortgage arrears.

It is very important that you contact us straight away so that we can give support and advice to either find you somewhere to live or stop you from becoming homeless.

You will need to work with us to find a solution to your housing problem.

For more information on the Homelessness Reduction Act please see the GOV.UK website (link opens in a new window)