Homelessness legislation and you
When we carry out homelessness interviews we have to assess whether you are ‘statutorily homeless’ under the relevant legislation, which is The Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002.
This means assessing your circumstances and your needs to establish whether you are eligible for assistance. You are considered 'statutorily homeless' if you are all of these things:
- Eligible for public funds and
- Have a connection to our local area (including having lived here, having close family living here, or being employed here) and
- Can prove you are unintentionally homeless and
- In priority need according to our housing policy.