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Communities and Local Government Committee
Evidence session announced. Watch Parliament TV: Homelessness Reduction Act.
The Communities and Local Government Committee holds a one off session to examine the guidance issued to local authorities ahead of the Homelessness Reduction Act coming in to force in April.
The Committee will question the Local Government Minister along with representatives from local authorities and homelessness charities Crisis and Shelter.
The Government consultation on the draft Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities runs until 11 December and includes guidance to councils on a wide range of issues including the duty to refer those at risk of losing their home to housing authorities, an applicant's right to review of a housing authority decision and notices to applicants who deliberately refuse to cooperate.
Evidence given by Matt Downie, Director, Policy and External Affairs, Crisis, and Deborah Garvie, Policy Manager, Shelter; Councillor Rachel Eburne, Deputy Chair, LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, and Mid-Suffolk District Councillor, Local Government Association, and Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham, and Executive Member for Housing, London Councils (at 4.30pm); Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 5.00pm).
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Communities and Local Government Committee hears from Local Government Minister, homelessness charities and local authorities