Risk of becoming homeless

Get advice before you lose your home

If you're homeless, or worried about becoming homeless, you need to tell us as soon as possible.

You don't have to be living on the streets, to be homeless. You could be:

  • at risk of losing your home
  • being illegally evicted by your landlord
  • living in accommodation that's in a very poor condition
  • staying with friends or 'sofa surfing' 

Tell us you are about to become homeless

We will help to prevent you from becoming homeless and offer housing options. The earlier you can let us know about your housing problem, the more we can do.

We cannot offer accommodation to most of the people applying to us, but we can offer housing advice about finding private sector accommodation.

If we are unable to prevent your homelessness, you should contact the Redbridge Housing Advice Centre as soon as possible. We will make an appointment for you to see a Housing Options Officer. Your caseworker will interview you and assess you under homelessness law.

View the advice pages, including legal advice from the housing and homelessness charity Shelter