Child homelessness

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1344
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Government figures show four per cent of children are now living in temporary accommodation in London- a rise of 25 per cent in three years. This means that 80 per cent of all homeless children in England are in the capital. In my constituency in Haringey 5,322 children are living in temporary accommodation and in Enfield there are 4,879. What action are you taking to reduce the number of children without a stable home in London?

Answer

Answer for Child homelessness

Answer for Child homelessness

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London typically accounts for around a third of households accepted as homeless by local authorities, but it takes longer to find secure accommodation for those placed in temporary accommodation by London boroughs. This is one of the reasons why the GLA has increased the supply of affordable homes in the capital, with more built last year in London than any other year since 1981.