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Young persons housing and homelessness advice

Young people wishing to join the housing register should generally be 18 years of age or over.

Exceptions will be made where a young person between the ages of 16 and 18 years is expecting a baby or where a 16/17 year old becomes homeless and following assessment between housing and Children's Services supported housing is recommended.

Unfortunately there is a very limited availability of single persons accommodation available for letting and so there may be a long wait.

It may be possible to consider private rented although this may not always be an option due high rents in the area and the Government's Local Housing Allowance which restricts housing benefit for single people under the age of 35.

The Lincolnshire Homelessness Strategy Group have commissioned a short film on youth homelessness called 'Choices'. The film guides young people to help and support if they do become homeless but importantly it encourages young people to seek help at an earlier stage to prevent them becoming homeless.  To view the film click here: Choices

Related documents

Size Name
[280kb] Housing Application CBL Housing Application
[199kb] Choice based lettings guide Choice based lettings guide
[348kb] Choice based lettings policy framework Choice Based Lettings Policy Framework
[303kb] Homelessness Prevention Policy 2010 Homelessness prevention policy 2010
[241kb] Homelessness decision making flowchart Homelessness decision making flowchart

The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.