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Over 200 housing associations pledge to tackle homelessness crisis 04 Jan 2019 01:05 #12550

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National Housing Federation welcome "positive" commitment to ending rough sleeping and homelessness.

201 housing associations have pledged to tackle homelessness by signing the ‘Commitment to Refer’, an initiative launched by the National Housing Federation (NHF) in October 2018.

The NHF say that following the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act in October 2018, many housing associations expressed a strong desire to support the Act and work together with local authorities to tackle causes of homelessness in their community.

In response, the NHF launched a ‘Commitment to Refer‘ so housing groups could pledge to collaborate with local authorities by notifying them of anyone at risk of homelessness and working together to prevent it wherever possible.

Those that have signed up are choosing to join other public bodies who are bound by the Duty to Refer, a legal obligation to refer people who are already homeless and those at risk of losing their home to their local authority. This was introduced as part of the Homelessness Reduction Act in October 2018.

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