Open consultation

Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: call for evidence


We are seeking views on the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

The Homelessness Reduction Act is the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades. It is a key lever for reducing homelessness and helping to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and ending it altogether.

This call for evidence seeks to gather evidence on:

  • the impact the Act has had and the outcomes that are being achieved
  • how has the Act changed the approach of local housing authorities and their partners to tackling homelessness and supporting those in need
  • the experience of people approaching their local housing authority for help
  • how the implementation of the Act has been resourced, including the level of new burdens funding to assist this
  • what elements of the Act and processes are working well, and which might need adjustment


Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: call for evidence

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Ways to respond


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Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Directorate
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Second floor, South West – Fry Building
2 Marsham Street

Published 23 July 2019
Last updated 22 July 2019