Richmondshire District Council

We have a duty to help if you're homeless or in danger of becoming so. From 3 April 2018, The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 places new legal duties on local authorities to provide advice and assistance to those who are homeless or likely to become homeless within 56 days.  


You may be classed as homeless if you:


How we can help

If you are experiencing problems with your tenancy/mortgage, you're homeless or fear you are likely to become homeless within 56 days you can contact our Housing Options Team on 01748 901150, or email housing.options@richmondshire.gov.uk

You can also contact the out-of-hours emergency service on 01653 697737:

  • Monday to Thursday: 5.15pm- 8.45am
  • Friday to Monday: 4.45pm-8.45am
  • 24-hour call out for bank holidays

We can provide free advice to anyone that is worried about losing their home or has lost their home. We can also speak with your landlord on your behalf to help you stay in your current home, or speak with your mortgage lender to understand the steps you might need to take to prevent eviction. The council have funds that can help you if you are having problems with arrears at your current address. Speak to us and we'll complete an assessment to see whether we can help.

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