Later today I will be introducing Georgia’s Law to Parliament. I’ve seen far too many constituents lose their secure social housing tenancy because they have had to move in an emergency after they or a member of their family has been threatened with violence. No one should face homelessness because they, their child or another member of their household has been threatened.
Georgia’s Law would ensure that housing associations and local authorities would have to work together to find a new permanent home for families who need to move to stay safe. It would also prevent people from entering the homelessness system because their secure tenancy has been ended while they wait in temporary accommodation.
I’m delighted that Georgia’s Law has the support of Shelter, the National Housing Federation and a cross party group of MPs. I hope the Government will choose to support it too, so that we can get this much-needed protection on to the statute book.
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