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Homelessness - have your say on our prevention plans

Effective action and early intervention are among the key objectives in East Herts Council's plans to prevent homelessness in the district.

The strategy also aims to ensure that accommodation and support is available for people who become homeless in East Herts.

Jan Goodeve, executive member for housing, said: "Homelessness and poor housing conditions blight lives, damage health and reduce opportunities. They negatively impact communities in significant ways. That's why preventing homelessness is a priority for the council."

Have your say 

Before the proposals are agreed, people are invited to make their comments by January 7.

You can complete a form at www.eastherts.gov.uk/homelessnessstrategy or write to the housing options team at East Herts Council, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EQ.

Last year the council's housing service accepted homelessness applications from 54 households. The most common priority categories were households with dependent children or pregnant women, vulnerability as a result of mental health problems and vulnerability as a result of physical disability.

 

 

December 18 2018