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Despite the announcement that former prisoners will no longer receive priority housing, the Welsh Government has insisted other changes in the Housing Bill will help the most vulnerable former prisoners to find accommodation.
Former prisoners will no longer receive priority treatment when it comes to being housed by local councils under changes announced by the Welsh Government.
Following a consultation on the changes, Housing Minister Carl Sargeant says those leaving prison will be assessed using the same criteria as any other vulnerable person wanting to be considered homeless.
Currently local authorities are obliged to treat them as a higher priority.
The changes will form part of a major Housing Bill to be published next week.