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Homelessness Reduction Bill passes final hurdle in the House of Commons

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Homelessness Reduction Bill passes final hurdle in the House of Commons

27th January 2017
Caritas Anchor House is delighted that the Homelessness Reduction Bill has today cleared its final major hurdle in the House of Commons by passing its report stage and third reading.

The Bill will now go to the House of Lords and should receive its Royal Assent in the spring. It’s the first significant reform to homelessness legislation in forty years, and a fantastic achievement.

Keith Fernett, Chief Executive of Caritas Anchor House, said:

“On behalf the homeless people Caritas Anchor House supports, I’d like to say a huge thank you to all those who have come together to support the Homelessness Reduction Bill.

“Under the current legislation, the vast majority of homeless people are turned away from the local authority with no help at all, at a time when they need it most.

“The success of the bill through the House of Commons is a testament to the dedication and contributions by both those who have experienced homelessness, and those who recognise that homelessness is not an inevitable fact of life.”

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