The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

The 2017 Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force on 3 April 2018 and represents a significant change to homelessness legislation.

The Act strengthens a duty in law on the part of the local authority to prevent homelessness, which will be done by developing jointly with every eligible person, a homeless prevention and relief plan.

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 - Frequently asked questions

When should I contact the council if I am worried that I might become homeless? SHOW


What sort of information will I be required to provide my caseworker, so a homeless plan can be developed? SHOW


What sort of actions might the Authority carry out to prevent me becoming homeless? SHOW


What sort of actions might I be required to carry out as part of a homeless prevention plan? SHOW


What is the difference between a homeless prevention plan and a relief plan? SHOW


Do I have to undertake actions outlined for me in the prevention plan? SHOW


If I am a single person with no additional support needs will the authority now be required to house me? SHOW