Housing: Asylum:Written question - HL13901

Asked by Lord Beecham
Asked on: 20 February 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Asylum
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and its operation in regard to (1) asylum accommodation, and (2) refugees who are homeless.
Answered on: 04 March 2019

The Homelessness Reduction Act is the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades and placed new duties on local housing authorities to take reasonable steps to try to prevent and relieve a person’s homelessness. Acting earlier and for a broader range of people means more people will get the help they need before they face a homelessness crisis. We have committed to reviewing the implementation of the Act, including the resourcing of it and how it is working in practice for a wide group of people, by March 2020.

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