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Support for councils to meet the homelessness Gold Standard challenge on bed and breakfast accommodation

Letter and bidding prospectus inviting local councils to bid for funding to tackle the use of bed and breakfast accommodation to house homeless families.

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Support for councils to meet the homelessness Gold Standard challenge on bed and breakfast accommodation

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The government has decided to make up to £1.8 million available for 2013 to 2014 to enable authorities to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the problems that are driving the use of bed and breakfast accommodation.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is inviting bids for this funding from those authorities with the most acute problem. The attached prospectus gives further detail about the bidding process.

Fifteen local authorities who have reported more than 10 families in bed and breakfast accommodation for longer than 6 weeks (including cases pending review) have been invited to bid for this money. These are Barking and Dagenham, Birmingham, Brent, Crawley, Croydon, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Milton Keynes, Redbridge, Reigate and Banstead, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Published 6 June 2013
Last updated 7 June 2013 + show all updates
  1. Amended the number of local authoroties from 16 to 15.
  2. First published.