Get help from the council
Letter template: Ask for help
Copy our sample text into an email to your council’s homelessness team.
[Use the subject heading: Homelessness application]
I am writing to make a homelessness application under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996.
I want to speak to a homelessness officer urgently.
I need help because [the reason you are or will be homeless].
I am in priority need because [include any from this list that apply]:
I have dependent children who live with me
I am pregnant (or someone you live with is pregnant)
I am homeless because of domestic abuse
I am a care leaver aged under 21
I am vulnerable (e.g. because of old age, disability or mental illness)
I am homeless after (a flood, fire or other disaster)
I am applying for myself and for [names of anyone who lives with you].
Attach any evidence that you have. For example:
a copy of an eviction court order
your notice from your landlord or mortgage lender
a letter from a friend or family you’re staying with saying they’ve asked you to leave
You can also send the letter as an email attachment or through the post:
Word version of Homelessness application (docx 23kb)
How to contact your council's homeless team
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Last updated: 18 May 2022