What the Hous­ing Act says:

Llanelli Star - - Letters -

UN­DER the Hous­ing (Wales) Act, a per­son is home­less:

If they have no ac­com­mo­da­tion in the UK or else­where which they have a le­gal right to oc­cupy

If they have ac­com­mo­da­tion but can­not se­cure en­try to it

A per­son won’t be treated as hav­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion un­less it would be rea­son­able for that per­son to con­tinue to oc­cupy it

A per­son is threat­ened with home­less­ness if it is likely they will be­come home­less within 56 days

Where a per­son lacks ac­com­mo­da­tion or their ten­ure is not se­cure, and this can in­clude mov­ing fre­quently be­tween rel­a­tives and friends, liv­ing some­where over­crowded, leav­ing hos­pi­tal, the Armed Forces or prison with­out some­where to go, liv­ing in night shel­ters, and sleep­ing rough.

The home­less­ness team in ac­tion.

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