FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

25 August 2020

On 24th June 2020, the Government announced an additional £105 million would be spent on keeping rough sleepers off the street and to assist those at risk of homelessness. 

 

Under the terms of the act, I would like to ask the following information

 

  1. How much money has your authority received from the government specifically to assist in providing for homeless communities (homeless communities includes rough sleepers as well as those at risk of homelessness) 
  2. How much of this money has currently been allocated to building long term safe homes in the area
  3. How much of this has been allocated to the short term provision of housing 

 



East Herts Council Response

16 September 2020

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

On 24th June 2020, the Government announced an additional £105 million would be spent on keeping rough sleepers off the street and to assist those at risk of homelessness.       Under the terms of the act, I would like to ask the following information                 a. How much money has your authority received from the government specifically to assist in providing for homeless communities (homeless communities includes rough sleepers as well as those at risk of homelessness)  17/1818/1919/2020/21 Flexible Homeless Support & prevention Grant   156,970.99   190,745.00   162,425.00   228,186.00 Rough Sleepers Initiative       52,000.00     58,806.00 COVID Rough Sleeper placements        11,250.00b. How much of this money has currently been allocated to building long term safe homes in the areaThe council has not allocated money to the building of long term accommodation.  The money provided is revenue funding.c. How much of this has been allocated to the short term provision of housing The money has been used to fund access to the private rented sector for those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  It has also been used to fund support services and additional homeless officers assisting those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness to maintain their current accommodation or secure alternative.      The grant allocation for all Local Authorities can be found at:            https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flexible-homelessness-support-grant-and-homelessness-reduction-grant-2020-to-2021    

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

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Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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