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Homelessness: Migrants

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 130094, tabled on 15 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homeless people accommodated under the Everyone In scheme are not being funded by the Government as a result of No Recourse to Public Funds restrictions.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked closely with local authorities and the sector to offer vulnerable people safe accommodation and support. That work is ongoing and by September, we had successfully supported over?29,000 people, with 10,000 still in emergency accommodation and over 19,000 provided with settled accommodation or move on support.? These efforts have been backed by significant Government support,?including?over £4.6 billion in?unringfenced?grants.

The rules as to eligibility relating to immigration status, including for those with No Recourse to Public Funds, have not changed. This has been the case throughout the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to be so.

Local authorities must use their judgement in assessing what support they may lawfully give to each person on an individual basis, considering that person’s specific circumstances and support needs.

The data and breakdown requested is currently not available.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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