Agenda item

Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) - One Year On

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.


Members received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services in respect of the impact of the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act in 2017 on the City of London Corporation’s homeless services.


There was some discussion about the importance of assisting homeless clients as soon as possible, as this was likely to reduce the costs of providing for more complex requirements in the longer term and be of most benefit to the client.  Offices advised that, whilst some expectations had risen, the options available to clients had not increased.  Members noted that more onus had been placed on housing applicants but they remained concerned about the lack of housing provision generally. 


RESOLVED, that – the report be noted.

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