No homeless families in B&Bs for one London council
- 31 Jul
For the first time in four years a west London borough has announced that it has no homeless families living in bed and breakfast accommodation.
Hammersmith and Fulham council has announced that is has no homeless families living in bed and breakfast accommodation, reports Inside Housing.
Recent statistics show that 5,720 households across England were in B&B accommodation in March this year.
The problem has been a particular issue for London due to a lack of suitable social housing and temporary accommodation.
Lisa Homan, H&F council cabinet member for housing, said: “This is fantastic news that shows our efforts over the last year to find suitable, proper housing for families in crisis are working. Keeping young families out of temporary B&B accommodation is a big result. It’s not only the right thing to do for the families it also saves scarce taxpayer money.”
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