Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 2

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5167
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

It is currently very difficult to track housing outcomes for vulnerable lesbian, gay and bisexual people as most housing authorities do not collect this data. What are you doing to make sure that we can gather the information we need to monitor and improve the housing experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual residents?

Answer

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 2

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing 2

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Housing authorities are bound by the Equality Act 2010 and it is for them - not the Mayor - to decide whether, in order to comply with this, they need to collect information on the sexual orientation of their tenants and other service users.

In terms of my revised draft Housing Strategy, I invited representatives from both my LGBT Forum and Stonewall to the Extended Housing Forum that took place earlier this month to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the strategy. Consultation on this document will also include discussion at a meeting of my LBGT Stakeholder Group next month.