Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0262
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to Question 2013/5168-  "We know that young lesbian, gay and bisexual people are at a higher risk of homelessness than others. What have you done to make sure young gay people have access to emergency housing and the support they need to prevent homelessness?"

and your written response:

"Boroughs have a statutory responsibility for both preventing homelessness and providing emergency accommodation to specified groups, including young people, if they are unable to prevent them from becoming homeless.

I support their efforts to meet the needs of particular equality groups in fulfilling these responsibilities."

How and in what ways have you supported the boroughs' efforts?

Answer

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing

Answer for Lesbian, gay and bisexual people's housing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I continue to make the case for London to receive a bigger share of existing funding for affordable housing and temporary accommodation in order to meet the housing needs of Londoners, and continue to fund borough and third sector work to tackle homelessness.