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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

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50Duty to carry out a homelessness review and formulate a homelessness strategy

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(1)A local housing authority must (periodically, as required by this section)—

(a)carry out a homelessness review for its area, and

(b)formulate and adopt a homelessness strategy based on the results of that review.

(2)The authority must adopt a homelessness strategy in 2018 and a new homelessness strategy in every fourth year after 2018.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may amend subsection (2) by order.

(4)A council of a county or county borough in Wales must take its homelessness strategy into account in the exercise of its functions (including functions other than its functions as local housing authority).

(5)Nothing in subsection (4) affects any duty or requirement arising apart from this section.

(6)In this Chapter “homeless” has the meaning given by section 55 and “homelessness” is to be interpreted accordingly.

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