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Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Ben Bradley Ben Bradley Conservative, Mansfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 since it came into force.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

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.

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