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Grenfell Tower: Fires

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 114670, tabled on 20 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the length of time it will take to rehouse all former residents of Grenfell Tower.

Answered on

29 November 2017

Our priority is to get everyone who has lost their home permanently rehoused as soon as possible, in the local area if that is what they wish. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) has committed to providing a home for all former residents of Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk within 12 months of the fire.

It is important that the re-housing proceeds at a pace which respects the needs, wants and situations of the survivors. RBKC is focussing on identifying local properties, so that survivors can remain in the area over the long term, if that is what they want. Survivors are being offered suitable permanent homes as soon as possible.

We have been clear with RBKC that we want to see all families able to leave hotels and into more settled accommodation as soon as possible. Over half of the households from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk have already either moved in or accepted either a temporary or permanent new home.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government