In this section:

ARCH annual report

informationImage

The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.

 

Download it here.

Latest homelessness figures (Oct-Dec 2015) 01/04/2016

The DCLG has published the latest figures on homelessness in England for the Quarter period October to December 2015. The number of households accepted as homeless and the number of households living in temporary accommodation have increased compared to the same quarter last year.

  

14,470 households were accepted as homeless between 1 October and 31 December 2015. This is a slight decrease of 1% over the previous quarter figure of 14,670 but 6% up on the figure of 13,680 for the same quarter in 2014.

 

The total number of households living in temporary accommodation awaiting the offer of settled accommodation on 31 December 2015 was 69,140. This is up from 68,560 on 30 September 2015 and 12% higher than the figure of 61,930 households living in temporary accommodation for the same date in 2014.

 

ARCH CEO, John Bibby, comments:

 

"The number of households living in temporary accommodation has been rising since 2012 and with stock retained councils facing the prospect of having to sell vacant council housing to fund payments to the government under the Housing and Planning Bill to reimburse housing associations for Right to Buy discounts, the concern is that the number of households living in temporary accommodation (and the cost to the council general fund and council tax payer) will continue to grow.

 

"In our submission to the CLG Select Committee inquiry into homelessness has argued that any homes that councils may be forced to sell should be replaced on a one-for-one basis and that homes for rent should take priority in any replacement programme so that there is no long-term overall loss of social rented housing available to homeless households living in temporary accommodation and others on council housing waiting lists."

Like emailLink
ARCH Member Comments 2 people like this

Housemark