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Housing First

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 130687, tabled on 16 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) accelerating and (b) expanding the rollout of the Housing First programme.

Answered on

11 January 2021

Housing First?has?an?impressive international record in helping people with complex needs to recover and stay off the streets for good, which is why we awarded £28?million?to?pilot it in three areas (the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and?Liverpool?City?Region).

We recognise that rough sleeping is a nationwide challenge, and that is why it is important that we consider the findings of our evaluation, together with our experiences from the three pilots, to ensure that we know how it could work best on a larger scale.

The Government committed to expanding Housing First in its latest manifesto and we will use the findings of our evaluation, together with our experiences from the three pilots, to inform next steps.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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