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Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

I am very pleased you are providing housing for domestic violence survivors. What is the timescale for delivery of these much needed homes?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Through my £50m ‘Move On’ programme, I am making capital and revenue funding available to deliver homes and support for survivors of domestic abuse leaving domestic violence refuges as well as rough sleepers leaving hostels. The first two contracts through this programme, totalling up to £25m, have now been awarded to providers. All homes will be started by 31 March 2021, with the first ones becoming available this autumn. In addition, funding from my £30m Homelessness Change Programme can be used to deliver new and redevelop existing refuges, for schemes that start on site by March 2022.