Homelessness letters for English local housing authorities - an index

An index to the homelessness letters that can be downloaded from this website, which can be used by councils in England to administer applications for housing under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996.

The letters incorporate the changes made by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

The contents on page 3 includes hyperlinks to the following chapters:

  1. Most common letters
  2. Initial advice and appointments
  3. Referral from a public authority
  4. Accepting or refusing a homeless application
  5. Assessments and housing plans
  6. Inquiries
  7. 'Minded to find' letters
  8. Section 184 decisions
  9. Local connection referral
  10. Offering accommodation
  11. Withdrawing s.188 accommodation
  12. Ending prevention duty
  13. Ending relief duty
  14. Ending main housing duty
  15. Non-cooperation
  16. Ending s.193C(4) non-cooperation accommodation duty
  17. Withdrawn application
  18. Prevention payments
  19. Protecting belongings
  20. Section 202 reviews
  21. Referral to social services
  22. Disclosing housing file
  23. Out of area notification

Some letters are listed in more than one chapter, to make it easier to find them.

Country England

User Social Landlord or Local Authority

Subject Homelessness

Document Type Leaflet / Guide


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