What is homelessness?
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