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Homelessness: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL15181, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the successful re-housing of homeless individuals and families during the pandemic, what steps they will take to support homeless individuals and families after the pandemic.

Answered on

28 April 2021

We have taken unprecedented steps to protect rough sleepers during the pandemic. This work has not stopped, and by the end of January, we had supported over 37,000 people with over 11,000 in emergency accommodation and over 26,000 already moved on into longer-term accommodation.

To make sure rough sleepers don’t return to the streets, we are funding 6,000 long-term move-on homes for rough sleepers by the end of parliament, with the majority becoming available this year.

The Government has committed over £750 million to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping this year alone, continuing the Government’s work to meet our commitment to end rough sleeping and fully enforce the Homelessness Reduction Act.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government