What is homelessness?

Overview

You can be classed as homeless or facing homelessness if:

  • You have been asked to leave your home by relatives/friends
  • You have been served a notice by your landlord, or are being threatened with eviction
  • You are in a violent relationship and it is not safe for you to stay in your home
  • You are on the street with nowhere to go
  • You are facing repossession due to mortgage arrears
  • It is otherwise unreasonable for you to stay in your home, for example due to overcrowding or physical mobility issues

What do I do if I am facing homelessness?

You will need to contact the Housing Options Team at the council. You can either attend one of our drop-in surgeries at the council offices or telephone 01455 238141 to make an appointment.

The Housing Options Officer will need to see you face-to-face in order to go through the options available to you. You will need to bring with the following proofs:

  • Proofs of homelessness, such as a Notice to Quit or a letter confirming you need to leave
  • Valid identification
  • Bank statements
  • Proof of income
  • Proof of children/pregnancy
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Proof of any medical conditions for example, prescriptions, supporting letter

Last updated: 10/03/2017 14:58

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