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Housing Act 1996

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185Persons from abroad not eligible for housing assistance

(1)A person is not eligible for assistance under this Part if he is a person from abroad who is ineligible for housing assistance.

(2)A person who is subject to immigration control within the meaning of the [1996 c. 49.] Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 is not eligible for housing assistance unless he is of a class prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(3)The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations as to other descriptions of persons who are to be treated for the purposes of this Part as persons from abroad who are ineligible for housing assistance.

(4)A person from abroad who is not eligible for housing assistance shall be disregarded in determining for the purposes of this Part whether another person—

(a)is homeless or threatened with homelessness, or

(b)has a priority need for accommodation.

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