Requesting tenancy deposit payment to perform 'reasonable steps' duty under section 195 prevention or section 189B homeless relief duty

This letter enables you - if you're representing or supporting a homeless applicant in England- to write to the council and suggest that they fund a tenancy deposit and support an application for a discretionary housing payment (DHP) so a client without sufficient financial resources is able to obtain a private tenancy.

The letter also asks the council to provide a copy of any policy they have governing how the discretion to make a 'homelessness prevention payment' is exercised.

Country England

User Advocate

Subject Homelessness

Document Type Letter


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