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Temporary Accommodation

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 50679, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many families with children were housed in temporary accommodation for more than (a) six months, (b) one year or (c) two years in each of the last five years in (i) Coventry North East constituency, (ii) Coventry, (iii) the West Midlands and (iv) England.

Answered on

21 September 2021

We do not hold data on the length of time households spend in temporary accommodation in each of these areas.

Time spent in temporary accommodation means people are getting help and it ensures no family is without a roof over their head.

The Government is committed to reducing the need for temporary accommodation by preventing homelessness before it occurs. We will fully enforce the Homelessness Reduction Act, which places duties on local housing authorities to take reasonable steps to try to prevent and relieve a person's homelessness.

We are investing £310 million this year through the Homelessness Prevention Grant, which represents a £47 million increase on the previous year's funding, to give councils the funding they need to prevent homelessness and help more people sooner.

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