Homelessness

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0107
Question By: 
Dee Doocey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you set targets in your housing strategy to reduce the number of homeless children in London, given that recent figures have shown a year on year rise, with around 91,000 children currently living in temporary accommodation?

Answer

Answer for Homelessness

Answer for Homelessness

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support the government target to halve the number of homeless households in temporary accommodation by 2010. Meeting this target will result in a substantial reduction in the number of homeless children in London, given that the overwhelming majority of those currently in temporary accommodation are London families with children. My Housing Strategy is at an early stage of development and any additional targets around homelessness over and above the government's national targets have yet to be determined.