Homeless - Or Fear You May Be In The Future?
Under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, Wrexham County Borough Council has certain responsibilities towards people who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness.
Unlike previous legislation, there is now a much greater emphasis on preventing homelessness.
The main changes that have been introduced are:
- A new duty to help anyone threatened with homelessness within the next 56 days;
- A duty to provide help to any homeless person to help them secure a suitable home;
- A power rather than a duty to apply the intentionality test;
- New powers for Local Authorities to discharge their homelessness duties through finding accommodation in the private rented sector;
- Stronger duties on Housing Associations to support Local Authorities in carrying out their homelessness duties
If you are homeless, or are at risk of losing your home, the Council is required by law to make a number of enquiries about your situation. We may be able to prevent you from becoming homeless, or help you if you are homeless.
The first step you need to take is to contact the Homeless Section.
Our office hours are 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Everybody’s circumstances are different and during your interview a Housing Options Officers will have to ask for information on your personal circumstances and current housing situation. This is to enable the officer to explore all the options available to prevent homelessness and to find out if you are:
- Eligible for Help
- Duty to Prevent and Relieve Homelessness
- Priority Need
- Intentionally Homeless
- Local Connection
Depending on our decisions you may be entitled to: