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18  |  SEPTEMBER 2017 | LIVING in Havering

Managing the demand for housing

Preventing homelessness in Havering Havering’s taken significant steps to manage demand for the Council’s housing services, following a 20 per cent increase in homelessness over the last year. Currently around 9,000 people a year come to the Council requiring help to find accommodation – much of this is caused by private landlords as people struggle to meet the rising price of rents. In April 2018 the Homeless Reduction Act comes into force, a new law which will increase the duty on the Council to help homeless people. This Act places more emphasis on prevention of homelessness and we see this as an opportunity to change the way we deliver homelessness services.

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What’s the Council doing? • We’ve started to improve the information and advice we give out. This includes new decision trees on our website. Residents can answer simple questions with YES and NO answers that make it quicker to get to the relevant advice. It also makes it much easier to get help on mobile devices. • We’re reorganising our service to be more proactive so we can intervene early and stop people becoming homeless in the first place. • We want to team up with local charities and work together to help people at risk of homelessness. • We’re looking to improve our relationships with private landlords to increase the number of affordable homes. If you’re struggling financially and are at risk of losing your home – contact us as soon as possible. Don’t wait until there’s a crisis – it’s easier to prevent homelessness than react to it.

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Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

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Living in Havering 178 September 2017  

Living in Havering is a free community magazine published by Havering Council and delivered to 106,000 residents, businesses and outlets acr...