||<p>Homeless households and those owed the main homelessness duty will continue to
be prioritised for social housing by means of the statutory ‘reasonable preference’
categories.</p><p>The requirement for local authorities to offer fixed-term tenancies
in future is designed to ensure that landlords get the best use out of their social
housing by focusing it on those who need it the most for as long as they need it.
As it should increase the number of available social lettings over time, it should
mean that more homeless households are able to access the social rented sector.</p>