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Avoiding Homelessness

There are sometimes ways to avoid becoming homeless, even when the situation appears hopeless. Some of these are self-help remedies. For others, you may need specialist help. You might be able to avoid or delay becoming homeless by; finding out what your rights are to stay in your home, if you're a tenant or home owner, contacting your landlord or lender, applying for benefits to help you pay your rent or mortgage,getting help to improve the conditions in your home, finding somewhere else to live, getting help to stay where you are or improve the relationship with the people you live with!

Get advice

If you are homeless, or worried about becoming homeless, you should get advice as early as you can. An adviser might be able to help you find a way to stay in your home, find a new home more quickly or get help from your local council. Advice about homelessness is available from housing aid centres, Shelterline, a citizens advice bureau, your local council or a local advice agency. Use Advice Services to find agencies in your area.

Helping the Homeless

While the causes and solutions to homelessness are complex, there is much that an individual can do to help. No matter who you are there are ways you can make a difference for some of the men, women, and children who are homeless. Volunteer work, advocacy efforts, financial or material contributions, and continued self-education are all important and needed as we work our way to a solution. There are many ways to help. Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff has suggested 54 ways in which you can help! All 54 ways can be viewed here, so if you're interested in helping i suggest you check it out!

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