How many families are in temporary accommodation?

How many families are in temporary accommodation?

Of the 93,490 households living in temporary accommodation at the end of September last year, 25,930 (28%) were living in a local authority that was different to the one they submitted a homelessness application in.

Can I have visitors in temporary accommodation?

No, it is not possible for guests to stay overnight in temporary accommodation provided by the council. Your occupancy conditions will also say whether or not you can have visitors at your temporary accommodation. If visitors are allowed, the agreement will set out the times of the day they can visit.

What’s a temporary accommodation?

Temporary accommodation is given to people who don’t have a permanent home. The Housing Executive doesn’t have to arrange temporary accommodation for everyone but it does have to provide certain people with temporary accommodation.

What are the types of temporary accommodation?

Most likely your temporary accommodation will be a room in a hostel. The council uses other types of temporary accommodation too including a room in a Bed and Breakfast, a flat or a house. The council’s hostels have individual rooms of varying sizes to accommodate single people or families.

How many people are in temporary accommodation?

At least 55,000 Londoners were in temporary housing outside their local areas at the end of 2020. Many are disabled or have mental health problems, or are in single-parent families with young children, and are awaiting a verdict on whether they are legally homeless or for settled accommodation to become available.

What happens temporary accommodation?

When you move into temporary accommodation, you will receive a tenancy agreement. If you break your tenancy agreement, you will be evicted. This can happen if: you do not pay your rent.

What is emergency temporary accommodation?

You might have been offered emergency accommodation if you’re already homeless and the council is considering your homeless application. This is also called ‘interim accommodation’ and it should only last for a short time. This means the council might end their duty to house you and not offer you another home.