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Homelessness: Ethnic Groups

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the change was in the proportion of homeless household (a) applications and (b) acceptances who were BAME over the last 10 years.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Holding answer received on 17 July 2017

DCLG publishes regular statistics on rough sleeping, statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief. These are published at a local authority level. The latest statistics can be found at:

DCLG records data on decisions taken by local authorities on homelessness applications. The statistics on homelessness decisions by the ethnicity of the main applicant for the last ten years can be found at:

A breakdown of homelessness acceptances by the ethnicity of the main applicant is shown in live table 771, published here:

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