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Homelessness Reduction Act (2017)

The Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA-17) came into force in April 2018.

HRA-17 will modify and extend existing homelessness protection by:

  • improving advice and information about homelessness and the prevention
    of homelessness
  • extening of the period ‘threatened with homelessness’ from 28 days to 56 days, or if they have been served a valid section 21 notice that expires in 56 days or less.
  • introducing new duties to prevent and relieve homelessness for all eligible
    people, regardless of priority need and intentionality.
  • introducing assessments and personalised housing plans, setting out the
    actions housing authorities and individuals will take to secure
    accommodation.
  • encouraging public bodies to work together to prevent and relieve
    homelessness through a duty to refer.

This overview has been adapted from Homeless.org.uk