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Homelessness takes many forms. You might be sleeping rough, you might be ‘sofa surfing’ from friend to friend, you might be staying with family temporarily.

You are homeless if you do not have a home that you can legally occupy. You may also be homeless if you have a home but can’t secure entry to it, or it is not reasonable for you to remain there due to issues such as violence or harassment.

We will always consider what we can do to try and prevent you from becoming homeless. However,  we are legally bound to make further enquiries  to determine what duty we owe you if we believe you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We will always notify you of our decision in writing, and advise you of your right to request a review of that decision, if you do not agree with it.

Depending on your circumstances, we may be able to rehouse you temporarily, if you have nowhere to go. Even if we cannot accommodate you temporarily, we will do everything we can to help you resolve your housing problems. 

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and wish to discuss your options, contact  us
Leeds Housing Options
1st Floor, 2 Great George Street,
Opening times
08.30 to 16.00 Monday to Thursday, and 09.30 to 16.00 on Friday.

Telephone  0113 222 4412.

Out of hours service
If you have nowhere to go and it is outside of office hours, we have an emergency number you can ring, 07891 273 939.

Sleeping rough
Help us to ensure no one sleeps on the streets for a second night by telling us about anyone you think may be sleeping rough so that they can access help through local services as quickly as possible.  Please contact Street Link on www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914.  ​