Homelessness - Deciding your application
If you are homeless, or threatened with homelessness you will be offered an interview to discuss your situation and to help you make a homeless application.
The interview will last about an hour, and will take place in a private interview room. The interview could be at a local area Housing office or Pullar House. You are welcome to bring a friend, relative or support worker to the interview with you.
If you need an interpreter or any additional assistance for hearing, speech or sight difficulties, please let us know and we will make any necessary arrangements.
What do I need to bring to the interview?
At the interview we will ask for evidence about your circumstances, please bring as much as you can. This will help us make a decision on your application quickly. We will need to see:
- a copy of your tenancy agreement, rent book etc;
- proof of identity e.g. your birth certificate, passport or a document confirming your National Insurance Number;
- details of your income e.g. your child benefit payment book, details of any savings, payslips etc;
- your children's birth certificates, confirmation of custody arrangements;
- your maternity certificate (MATB1) - if you are pregnant;
- if your home is to be sold - confirmation of the sale of the property;
- if your home will be repossessed - the court summons for possession.
You must also inform us of any changes in your circumstances in relation to your homeless application.
After the interview
We try to assess all homeless applications within 28 days from the interview if we have all required information.
We will send you a letter as soon as a decision has been made about your application. We can provide this letter in another language or other formats.