Threatened with Homelessness

Are you threatened with homelessness?

On 3rd April 2018, the Homelessness Reduction Act came into effect, changing the way that we support people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness within 56 days.


We are required to make enquiries if we have reason to believe that any person is homeless or threatened with homelessness.

A person is threatened with homelessness if:

  • They are likely to become homeless within 56 days

  • They have received a valid notice to quit (Section 21 Notice)

If there is reason to believe that you are eligible and threatened with homelessness, we will complete a Full Housing Assessment with you to help us understand your situation and any support you may need. We will then complete and agree a Personal Housing Plan to outline what you should do and what we should do to prevent your homelessness.

In the first instance, we will try to help you to stay in your current home. Where this isn't an option, we can help you to look for a new home.

We are able to provide you with advice and assistance in the following ways:

  • Negotiating with your landlord to keep you in your current home

  • Financial, budgeting and arrears assistance

  • Seeking accommodation through the housing register, privately renting and supported housing

  • Mediating and negotiating with family members

  • Using our DHPS Loan Scheme

  • Defending your eviction or possession

If you think you are threatened with homelessness, please contact us as soon as possible.

   01327 871100

   Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

   Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4:30