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,
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.
If you aware of someone who is sleeping rough, contact the Leeds Street Outreach Team on 0113 245 9445, who will do everything they can to help that person get the help they need.