Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Sally-Ann Hart Sally-Ann Hart Conservative, Hastings and Rye

Many councils have had to use emergency accommodation and hotels to house rough sleepers during coronavirus. As we look to winter, it will not be possible to build enough social housing within the timeframe required to ensure that people are able to stay off the streets, and many options will need to be considered: for example, social lettings agencies could be established to deal with private rental procurement for vulnerable people and homeless people to access accommodation. All options require funding, so what measures is my right hon. Friend considering to keep vulnerable people off the streets come winter?