Cost of living/housing funding

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered at on 21 September 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Boff Andrew Boff Conservative

You recently announced you had spent “more than £20m to improve security for private renters and house Londoners who are rough sleeping or homeless”. Could you please provide a breakdown of this £20m funding, along with the sources of this funding?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Most of this funding (over £12m) was GLA budget for my Life Off the Streets programme of services, which directly support people who are sleeping rough to leave the streets and provides the help they need to rebuild their lives. I secured the remainder from the government, for various designated programmes. Over £8m was to provide floating support to people moving into longer-term homes delivered under my Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme (RSAP) and Move On Programme (MOP) (former rough sleepers and, for the MOP, also survivors of domestic abuse). A further £2m was for additional specialist help for non-UK nationals who are sleeping rough in London, and £0.16m funded work to improve conditions and standards in the private rented sector, so more renters can safely stay in their homes.