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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many households were housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this