Homelessness: Romford

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 26 January 2024.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps with the London Borough of Havering to provide (a) shelter, (b) warmth and (c) nutrition to homeless people in Romford constituency.

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

The Government is committed to ending rough sleeping and is investing over £2 billion over three years to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping, including £547 million through the Rough Sleeping Initiative which provides local authorities with resources to fund accommodation and support.

The London Borough of Havering directly receives £812,000 from the Rough Sleeping Initiative 2022-25. As part of the East London sub-regional partnership, Havering also has the opportunity to benefit from additional funding of £1.4 million in 2023/24 and £767,000 in 24/25, provided through uplifts to the RSI announced in September 2023 and January 2024. Havering has also been allocated £3,166,185 in 2023/24 and £2,563,042 in 2024/25 through the Homelessness Prevention Grant.

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