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Homelessness in Wales

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The law relating to homelessness applications made to local authorities in Wales on or after 27 April 2015.

Introduction to homelessness in Wales

Overview of the law relating to homelessness in Wales under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Local authority homelessness duties in Wales

Local authorities duties under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness applications and duty to assess in Wales

The duty to assess an applicant and procedural requirements of the assessment under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness and threatened homelessness in Wales

Definition of homelessness and threatened homelessness under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Eligibility for homelessness help in Wales

Rules on eligibility for help under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness help to prevent duty in Wales

The homelessness prevention duty under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness help to secure duty in Wales

The ‘help to secure’ duty under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness interim accommodation duty in Wales

The interim accommodation duty under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness final duty in Wales

The final housing duty owed to some homeless applicants under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness duty to protect property in Wales

The duty to protect personal belongings of homeless applicants under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Notice of end of homelessness duty in Wales

Requirements of the notice that authorities must send to applicants in all cases where they decide that the duties under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 have ended. 

Homelessness local connection provisions in Wales

Local connection provisions and referral procedures between different local authorities under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Homelessness priority need categories in Wales

Categories of applicants who have priority need for accommodation under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Intentional homelessness in Wales

The legal definition of intentional homelessness, and how and when authorities should apply this test under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

Suitability of homelessness accommodation in Wales

Factors to be considered when deciding if accommodation provided under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 is suitable. 

Challenges to Welsh local authority homeless decisions

Ways in which applicants dissatisfied with a local authority’s decisions on their homelessness applications can challenge it under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. 

People from abroad who are ineligible for homelessness assistance

Duties and powers to provide accommodation to households who are ineligible for homelessness assistance in Wales. 

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