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Sleeping Rough

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 3769, tabled on 15 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his Department's policy to end rough sleeping by 2027; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce rough sleeping.

Answered on

24 January 2020

This Government is clear that no one should be without a roof over their head. That is why the Government’s manifesto brought forward the date by which we will end rough sleeping to the end of this Parliament.

The Government has already committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the Spending Review period to April 2020. In 2020/2021 we are providing a further £422 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, a £54 million increase compared to 2019/20. This funding will go towards funding important programmes such as the Rapid Rehousing Pathway, the Rough Sleeping Initiative, the Cold Weather Fund and pilots of Housing First.