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Grenfell Tower: Fires

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 106700, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households that previously lived in Grenfell Tower are living in (a) permanent new homes, (b) temporary accommodation or (c) hotels as of 9 October 2017.

Answered on

1 November 2017

DCLG is working closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to support them in ensuring that residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk will be provided with a new home in social housing within the period of one year. London local authorities and housing associations have been proactive in offering accommodation and help to assist. However, it is important to get this right and ensure survivors have choice over their housing options.

Data we have received from the Council, as of 30 October 2017, show that, of the households that previously lived in Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk:

  1. 26 were living in permanent accommodation;

  2. 47 were living in temporary accommodation; and

  3. 130 were living in emergency accommodation.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government