We provide assistance to people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.
Check what help you can get with your housing situation by telling us about your situation.
Please do not wait until you are actually homeless before contacting us. Once you have been made homeless, it is much more difficult for us to help you resolve your situation.
Our ability to prevent homelessness is improved if we are given the opportunity to intervene and assist you with housing problems sooner rather than later.
We may be able to offer advice and assistance that allows you to remain in your home.
If you are a private tenant, housing association tenant or home owner and need housing advice, our housing advice service can help you with a range of issues such as:
If we cannot prevent you from becoming homeless from your existing home or are unable to find you alternative accommodation, then we may provide you with temporary accommodation which could be bed and breakfast.
If you would like to receive independent housing advice, you could contact the Citizens Advice Bureau, or Coventry Law Centre. Contact details for services are available in the Homelessness Directory.
Further information is also available on Shelter's website.
Please remember that we are responding to a crisis situation. We therefore have to rely on emergency accommodation which can be anywhere in the city. We realise the difficulties this can cause with schooling, employment etc, so making a homeless application should be seen as a last resort.
The Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and will use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It will also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing, administering public funds and will use it for comparison across the Council and with external organisations for the prevention and the detection of fraud. For further information on data matching exercises, see www.coventry.gov.uk/datamatchingandnfi