LGA responds to homelessness funding announcement

“Councils want to continue working with government to build on the success we have achieved during the pandemic to safely accommodate people sleeping rough and prevent individuals and families from facing the tragedy of becoming homelessness."


homeless tents lined up along the street

Responding to today’s announcement from the Government that councils across England will be provided with £310 million next year to support people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said:

“It is positive the Government has acted on our long-standing calls for investment in homelessness prevention.

“Councils want to continue working with government to build on the success we have achieved during the pandemic to safely accommodate people sleeping rough and prevent individuals and families from facing the tragedy of becoming homelessness.

“We want to make this a new normal and not just a one-off emergency response.

“Now we need to look towards adequately funding council services in the long-term, and supporting councils to build the social housing the country needs to reduce homelessness.”