Politics and legislation Homelessness The Local Government Association (LGA) has produced a new report responding to rising concern among local authorities about the increasing homelessness pressures being faced across the country: Housing our homeless households (LGA, July 2017). The report is accompanied by additional resources, available online, to help councils replicate good practice in their own areas. They include guides, policies, templates and model agreements used by the councils featured in the report, which demonstrate how to: • establish leasing schemes with private and housing association landlords; • develop strategies for working with private landlords and letting agents; • focus ...