Veterans: Homelessness

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 29 November 2023.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many veterans are reporting as homeless.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many veterans were reported as being homeless in each year since 2010.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the number of veterans who were homeless in each month in 2023.

Photo of Felicity Buchan Felicity Buchan Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

DLUHC publishes statutory homelessness statistics for England which is available at - Homelessness statistics. The most recent statistics (January to March 2023) shows 560 (0.7%) households owed a homelessness duty included a member with a support need due to service in HM Forces. Homelessness statistics for the next quarter (April to June 2023) will be published on 30 November. The Government is providing £33 million over the next 3 years to increase the service provided to veterans, which includes £20 million for the Veteran Housing Capital Fund which will be used to modernise, rebuild and expand our veteran housing network. This is in addition to £8.55 million funding announced last year for more than 900 veteran supported housing units with specialist help for former armed forces personnel.

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