I am about to become homeless, what can I do?

If you fear you're about to become homeless, there are organisations who can give advice and support:

  • Your first stop should be your local council's housing department - you may be eligible for immediate housing. Contact details for the relevant department of most London boroughs can be found on the Homeless London website.
  • Citizen's Advice Bureau
  • Shelter Line - Shelter's free phone national housing advice line on 0808 800 44 44

Finding an affordable place to live in London is very difficult. If you are currently in accommodation it is best to do everything possible to keep it.

There are support services available that can advise you on how to keep hold of your current accommodation.

Find details of these and other services for homeless people in London.

If you are outside of London, we recommend you do not come to the capital but seek support through your local Housing Options council teams, or other local agencies.