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​The City of London has legal duties to provide accommodation to some, but not all, homeless people. If we can't help you prevent homelessness, we will carry out an assessment to establish if we have a duty to accommodate you.

Interim accommodation

The City of London will provide you with interim emergency accommodation if there is reason to believe you are homeless, eligible for help and in a priority group (see the NHAS website for an explanation of these terms).The interim accommodation you're offered will not be in the City of London and you may have to share facilities with others.

As long as you pay your rent and charges and don't breach any of the terms and conditions for your accommodation, you can stay in your interim accommodation until we have made a decision on your homeless application. The City of London has legal duties to provide accommodation to some, but not all, homeless people.

If the council accepts a duty to accommodate you as a homeless person, you'll be offered long term temporary accommodation, which is suitable for your needs. If the council doesn't accept a duty to house you as a homeless person, you'll have to leave your interim accommodation and make your own housing arrangements. You'll be notified of this in writing.

Temporary accommodation

If the City of London decides that we do have a duty to accommodate you as a homeless person, then you will be offered temporary accommodation. The council may decide that you can remain at your interim property until it can offer you permanent rehousing, or it may offer you alternative temporary accommodation. Please see the policy for temporary accommodation allocation policy for information on the property that you will be offered.

As long as you pay your rent and charges and don't breach any of the terms and conditions for your accommodation, you can usually stay there until you're offered permanent rehousing or find your own settled accommodation. We will help you find housing in the private rented sector, as this is the quickest route out of temporary accommodation.


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