Application for homelessness
Housing options and advice is the first stop for all Lambeth residents with a housing problem or who need to leave their current accommodation.
Information on housing options and advice
An appointment will be booked for you to see a Housing Advice and Options officer to discuss what might be done to prevent you becoming homeless, and to outline the range of alternative housing options which are available to you.
If you decide that the alternative options we offer are not for you, and we find that your homelessness is not preventable, you may make a homelessness application.
A referral will be made for you to be interviewed by a homeless assessment officer who will carry out a full assessment of your situation.
Emergency and temporary housing
You may be provided with short stay accommodation at first until we make certain enquiries and tell you what we can do for you after that. As such you should be prepared to move at short notice.
Emergency and temporary accommodation can range from the emergency use of bed and breakfast hotels, to council owned hostels, accommodation managed by private agents and housing associations. We also make referrals to supported temporary accommodation for people with special needs.
Please see our emergency and temmporary housing page for more detailed information.