Statutory guidance

Homelessness code of guidance for councils: July 2006

Guidance on how local authorities should exercise their homelessness functions.

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This guidance has been replaced by a new Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities which came into force on 3 April 2018.

Applies to England


Homelessness code of guidance for local authorities

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This guidance will be in force until 2 April 2018. It will be superseded by the revised guidance from 3 April 2018 when the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 comes into force.

This statutory code of guidance is for local housing and social services authorities.

These authorities are required by law to have regard to this guidance when exercising their functions relating to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

This code of guidance should be read in conjunction with statutory homelessness guidance:

Published 24 July 2006