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Housing (Wales) Act 2014

Section 68 - Interim duty to secure accommodation for homeless applicants in priority need

142.Where it appears to an authority that an applicant may be homeless, eligible for help, and has a priority need for accommodation, the authority must secure that suitable accommodation is available to the applicant while it investigates and decides the applicant’s case.

143.Similarly, an authority is required by this section to secure suitable accommodation in respect of an applicant that a) the authority thinks has a priority need for accommodation (or an applicant whose case has been referred to a Welsh local housing authority by an English local housing authority under section 198(1) of the Housing Act 1996); and b) to whom the duty in section 73 (the duty to help secure accommodation for homeless applicants who are eligible for help) applies.

144.The duty under this section applies until it comes to an end in any of the circumstances described in section 69 or 79.

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