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(1) For the purposes of this Act “homelessness review” means a review by a local housing authority of—
(a) the levels, and likely future levels, of homelessness in their district;
(b) the activities which are carried out for any purpose mentioned in subsection (2) (or which contribute to their achievement); and
(c) the resources available to the authority, the social services authority for their district, other public authorities, voluntary organisations and other persons for such activities.
(2) Those purposes are—
(a) preventing homelessness in the district of the authority;
(b) securing that accommodation is or will be available for people in the district who are or may become homeless;
(c) providing support for people in the district—
(i) who are or may become homeless; or
(ii) who have been homeless and need support to prevent them becoming homeless again.
(3) A local housing authority shall, after completing a homelessness review—
(a) arrange for the results of the review to be available at its principal office for inspection at all reasonable hours, without charge, by members of the public; and
(b) provide (on payment if required by the authority of a reasonable charge) a copy of those results to any member of the public who asks for one.
To be appointed: see s 20(1).