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Homelessness prevention

We assist and provide advice to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Unfortunately households do become homeless which is very frightening and traumatic. The Housing Options team will do everything possible to advise and assist you through the process and identify options with you.

Our first priority is to prevent homelessness so it is vital we are contacted as early as possible in order to assist you.  A copy of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and its associated guidance for local authorities is available in the "Related documents" section below.

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force on 3 April 2018 and modifies and extends existing homelessness protection in a number of ways.  These include:

We will ask that you engage with our advice team to complete necessary applications and give relevant information to allow a joint approach to be made to investigate all available options to alleviate your housing issues.

Boston Borough Council is required to provide information to the Homelessness Case Level Information Collection (H-CLIC) under statutory homelessness legislation. For more information on how your information is used, please see the Privacy Notice in "Related documents".

Related documents

Size Name
[10Mb] Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy 2017 - 2021 Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy 2017 - 2021
[408kb] Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
[1Mb] Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities
[194kb] Privacy Notice v1 April 2018 Privacy Notice v1 April 2018

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.