Here are some decisions that can be made on a homeless application and how they impact on an applicants entitlement to accommodation.
NOT HOMELESS - If an applicant/household is assessed as not homeless, they will be provided with any appropriate advice but the local authority homelessness obligation ends. If an applicant is not homeless they will not be provided with accommodation.
INTENTIONALLY HOMELESS – If an applicant is found to be homeless, but has become homeless intentionally they will be provided with temporary accommodation if they need it for a reasonable period, and given all advice and assistance to secure permanent accommodation.
UNINTENTIONALLY HOMELESS, AND WITH THE REQUIRED LOCAL CONNECTION - If an applicant/household is found to be unintentionality homeless and with local connection as defined they are entitled to permanent housing.
UNINTENTIONALLY HOMELESS, BUT WITH NO LOCAL CONNECTION - If an applicant/household is found to be homeless, but does not have the required local connection to Argyll and Bute their application will be referred to the local authority in which they have a local connection and they will be entitled to permanent housing in that local authority area.
A referral to another local authority will NOT be made if there is a risk of the applicant suffering domestic abuse or harassment as a result. Any applicant in this situation will be entitled to permanent accommodation in Argyll and Bute.