Sleeping Rough

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authority applicants there have been to the Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund 2018-19 since March 2018; how much money has been awarded from that fund; and what the average amount was that was awarded to applicants.

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

83 local authorities were awarded funds from the Rough Sleeping Initiative in 2018/19, to a total of £29,971,544. Funds were allocated to the 83 areas with the highest numbers of rough sleepers as recorded in the 2017 annual rough sleeping statistics.

The average value awarded was £361,103.

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