Homeless rights checker
Find out what homeless rights someone has based on their immigration or residence status.
This includes whether a person making a homeless application to a local authority is likely to be eligible for assistance under Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996. Local authorities have a duty to help anyone who is eligible and either homeless or threatened with homelessness.
The tool also covers help from social services under the Children Act or Care Act.
takes about five minutes to complete
gives an answer within three clicks
provides legal references at the end of each answer
Some people might have more than one immigration or residence status. A different status might mean they have more rights. Complete the tool again if this applies.
Answers are for guidance only.
Last updated: 30 October 2023