Welcome to the Association of Housing Advice Services

AHAS has been representing housing needs and homelessness services since 1990. Our members share best practice in providing housing advice, preventing homelessness, finding housing solutions and reducing the use of temporary accommodation. We engage professionals, landlords and the government on housing related issues, developments in legislation, single homelessness, and housing solutions.

We represent the Statutory Sector and fully contracted out housing services. The organisation is run entirely by operational managers who have first-hand expertise and experience of the challenges of delivering housing services. We hold regular meetings now mostly on Zoom or Teams, conferences and seminars to discuss and examine issues which affect the sector and disseminate good practice and cost savings initiatives. We foster dialogue with private sector landlords.

Membership is free. Our primary catchment area is London and the southeast but with online meetings we are seeing and welcome councils from all over England joining us. Any local authority housing needs department is welcome.

AHAS is a body representing housing advice providers. We do not provide advice or information directly to the public, although our members do. If you require housing advice, please contact your local authority.

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If you are not on our mailing list you are missing out on important updates, news and dates of seminars and conferences. You qualify if you work for a local authority (or fully devolved service) Housing Needs Division. AHAS is aimed at managers and relevant policy workers. 

Latest News

Update on Ukrainian Sponsorship scheme

Notes of briefing to Local Authorities CEs  on 18 March 2022 posted in Documents.

Sector still has concerns about exploitation in particular how they will manage during the 6 weeks or so it will take for refugees to claim UC despite initial grant on arrival. Will/can councils use their grants to assist them?

What happens if the safeguarding and property checks fail? presumably councils will have to applications?

 

Latest Documents