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Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN HL944, tabled on 9 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of homeless people living in England in each year since 2018.

Answered on

21 June 2021

Levels of homelessness in England can be best estimated by looking at the number of households in temporary accommodation at the end of each year. In Q4 2018 this was 83,540; in Q4 2019 this was 88,310 and Q4 2020 is provisionally 95,370.

We are putting in place an unprecedented level of support to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over 2021/22, over £750 million. This includes the £310 million Homelessness Prevention Grant, giving local authorities more control and flexibility in managing homelessness pressures and supporting those who at risk of homelessness.