The legislation says that you are “homeless” if:

  • You have no accommodation you are legally entitled to occupy;
  • It is agreed that it is not reasonable for you to live in your accommodation;
  • You have accommodation, but you cannot gain entry to it;
  • You face violence/harassment, or are at risk of violence/harassment;
  • You live in a place like a houseboat or caravan, and there is nowhere for you to place it and live in it;
  • You may be ‘threatened with homelessness’ if you are going to lose your accommodation within 28 days.     

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