Politics and legislation Homelessness The Homelessness Reduction Bill received royal assent on 27 April 2017. The Act will be brought into force by commencement orders, on dates to be appointed. It only applies to England. A summary of the new Act will be published in the June 2017 issue of Legal Action. On 30 March 2017, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published the Government response to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee reports: Homelessness and Homelessness Reduction Bill (Cm 9443). In addition to responding to the select committee's recommendations, the paper announced that the DCLG 'is ...