Freedom of Information Request

temporary accommodation and homelessness

Received: 28 March 2024

I am requesting the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:1. The amount of money the council paid to providers of temporary accommodation in calendar year 2023, broken down by individual provider (i.e. showing how much was paid to each provider). If the information is not available by calendar year, please provide the figures for the 2023/24 financial year (year-to-date if necessary). 2. The number of households currently living in temporary accommodation. This includes households that the council has placed inside or outside the local authority area, but excludes households placed inside the local authority area by other councils3. Of the placements referred to in response to question 2, how many placements have their rent fully covered by the government subsidy for temporary accommodation costs (i.e. up to 90 percent of January 2011 Local Housing Allowance rates)?4. In calendar year 2023, how many households did the council assess as having made themselves 'intentionally homeless' due to rent arrears?5. In calendar year 2023, how many households did the council end its homelessness duty towards due to the household's refusal to accept an offer of housing outside the local authority area?If the information for any question/s cannot be sourced within the section 12 cost limit, please mark that question as 'information not held' and respond to the remainder of the request. Please note that this is not the same as asking the council to 'run the meter' up to the section 12 cost limit.Please email me the information using an editable Excel spreadsheet (not pdf).

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (not held) - application/pdf - Download