The Homelessness Reduction Act, the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades, came into effect on 3 April 2018, to ensure more people get the support they need before they face a homelessness crisis. It is currently too early to fully understand the effectiveness of the Act.
We intend to publish the first homelessness statistics since the Act came into force from our new case-level information system, in December 2018, as experimental statistics. We have also committed to reviewing the implementation of the Act, including its resourcing and how it is working in practice, within two years. We will shortly publish terms of reference for this review.