Politics and legislation Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 Although the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 is unlikely to be brought into force before 2018, local housing authorities are making preparations for its commencement. To help them, housing consultant Mark Prichard has produced a version of the Housing Act (HA) 1996 Pt 7 (Homelessness) incorporating the changes to be made by the 2017 Act. It is available to download at: https://markprichard.co.uk/content/documents/Housing-Act-1996-Part-7-as-amended-by-Homelessness-Reduction-Act-2017_170522_121612.pdf. Housing and discrimination On 17 May 2017, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced that it has started legal action against Fergus Wilson, a private landlord who has allegedly banned Indian ...