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Housing Homeless Persons: Administrative Law and the Administrative Process

Ian Loveland


The size of Britain's homeless population has risen considerably since the introduction of the Housing (Homeless) Persons Act 1977. Recently, the Government announced plans to reform radically the existing legislation, a recognition of the political sensitivity of homelessness and the need for a coherent policy to tackle the problem. Housing the homeless is an issue which embraces housing, family, and social security policy. It has also generated considerable interest for public lawyers, as the scope of discretionary powers provided by the Act has provoked a great deal of litigation in the Hig ... More

Keywords: Britain, homeless population, Housing (Homeless) Persons Act, reform, policy, administrative, law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198258766
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258766.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Loveland, author
Brunel University