Homeless Prevention

One of our main aims is to prevent homelessness occurring and we work in close partnership with a number of external agencies and internal departments in order to achieve this.  These include:

Some of our prevention tools are:

  • Discretionary Housing Payments
  • Government Mortgage Rescue Scheme
  • Tenancy Support
  • Mediation with Landlords and families
  • Debt Advice
  • Negotiation regarding Court Proceedings

Choice Based Lettings

The Housing Options Team work alongside the Housing Management Team to get customers registered on the Council's Housing register, 'Choice Based Lettings'. 

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Bond Bank Scheme

In some cases the Housing Options Team may be able to help you financially with a bond payment in order to prevent homelessness.  For further information about the Bond Bank Scheme click here


No Second Night Out for Rough Sleepers

Eight local authorities in North Yorkshire have formed a partnership to adopt the No Second Night Out approach towards tackling rough sleeping across the region.  The initiative was officially launched on 16th October 2013.

No Second Night Out (NSNO) is a national initiative, based on a London pilot, which started in 2011 with a simple ambition - that anyone who ends up sleeping out on the streets gets the rapid help they need to ensure they do not have to spend a second night out.

Since launching in April 2011, NSNO has ensured that 80% of new rough sleepers do not spend a second night on the streets and has helped 2,427 people to exit rough sleeping and into accommodation.

The initiative supports the Government's rough sleeping strategy 'Vision to end rough sleeping:  No Second Night Out nationwide' and is being rolled out nationally with the support of umbrella organisation Homeless Link.  Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmond, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby and York Councils launched the partnership as part of their commitment to end rough sleeping in North Yorkshire.
















Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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