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Grenfell: 82 households still in temporary accommodation 28/03/2018

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, made a statement on 22 March 2018 updating the House of Commons on Grenfell Tower.


The Secretary of State said progress has not been made as quickly as it should have been. He went on to say that there are still 82 households in emergency accommodation, including 15 in serviced apartments, with 25 families and 39 children among them.


188 households have accepted an offer of accommodation with just over two thirds of these moving into new accommodation - 62 of them into permanent homes. The Secretary of State said the Government have made available financial support worth £72 million to date.


Read the full statement


The Statement by the Secretary of State follows publication of the latest figures from MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government published on 15 March 2018 reveal that 306 residential buildings have ACM (aluminium Composite Materials) cladding that is unlikely to meet current Building Regulations Guidance. The latest figures reveal that the major problems lie in the private residential/student sector and the housing association sector with only 45 of the buildings owned by local authorities.


Of the total of 306 buildings affected:


  • 45 are owned by local authority landlords
  • 113 by housing associations
  • 134 are private residential buildings including hotels and student accommodation; &
  • 14 are public buildings including schools and hospitals.


Of the 158 local authority and housing association buildings judged to have failed the large scale fire safety tests, remediation work has started on 103 buildings and 7 buildings have had remediation work completed.


Read the latest Building Safety Programme Data Release.


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