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Homelessness Act 2002

Homelessness reviews and strategies

10.The Act includes a requirement for housing authorities, with the assistance of social services authorities, and in consultation with other bodies including registered social landlords and voluntary organisations, to:

  • carry out reviews of homelessness within their area;

  • formulate and publish strategies for tackling and preventing homelessness problems based on the results of those reviews;

  • publish the first strategy within 12 months of the coming into operation of these provisions; and

  • publish a new strategy thereafter within five years of the previous strategy having been published.

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