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National Homeless Advice Service

Latest statutory homelessness, and prevention statistics released

Posted by Debbie Watson March 28, 2017

GOV.uk has published the October to December 2016 data on households in England that were found to be homeless, or threatened with homelessness, and were offered housing assistance by local authorities.

  • Local authorities accepted 14,420 households as being statutorily homeless between 1 October and 31 December 2016, down 3% on the previous quarter and down 0.4% on the same quarter of last year. These are households that are owed a main homelessness duty to secure accommodation as a result of being unintentionally homeless and in priority need.
  • The total number of households in temporary accommodation on 31 December 2016 was 75,740, up 10% on a year earlier, and up 58% on the low of 48,010 on 31 December 2010.

Go to: Statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief, England: October to December 2016