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Help available for households facing risk of homelessness

Information on the Winter Homelessness Prevention Grant 

Last year, Harrow Council, ran a scheme during the winter months to prevent homelessness, by supporting residents in rent arrears in the private rented sector and those trying to secure accommodation in the private rented sector.

This winter we have again received extra government funding, as a top up to the Homeless Prevention Grant. Councils have the flexibility to target the additional financial support at those who need it most- this may include helping households at risk of eviction pay off their rent arrears or supporting families struggling to secure a home with their deposits.

Harrow Council will be assisting residents who either self-refer or are referred by a local partner organisation, based on their individual circumstances. Applications should be made using the dedicated webform prior to the end of March 2023.

The webform to apply is now live at