Homelessness Reduction Bill

Explanatory Notes

Legal background

7 The Homelessness Reduction Bill makes amendments to the current homelessness legislation contained in Part 7 of the 1996 Act, and amendments to the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012. It places duties on local housing authorities to intervene earlier and take steps to prevent homelessness in their areas.


Prepared 3rd February 2017