HC Deb 15 October 1991 vol 196 cc118-9W
Mr. Fraser

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what further assistance his Department proposes to give to relieve the problem of single homelessness in south London.

Sir George Young

Single homeless people in south London will benefit from the Department's financial support to the Housing Corporation which will nearly double from £1.1 billion in 1990–91 to £2 billion in 1993–94. Housing associations expect to complete 100,000 new homes over the next three years—some 9,000 in south London—and about half the new homes for rent will be targeted at homeless people. Single homeless people will also benefit from the Department's single homelessness initiative which has already provided 116 direct access hostel bedspaces in south London and will provide a further 576 places in permanent accommodation by the end of 1993–94.

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