Today we're announcing we will provide 6,000 supported homes for vulnerable rough sleepers taken off the streets during the pandemic.
It will be backed by £433 million of government funding with 3,300 homes made available in next 12 months.
This is an unprecedented commitment – the most ambitious of its kind and the single biggest injection of specialist accommodation since the rough sleepers initiative began in the 1990s. It will be completely transformative & change the lives of thousands of rough sleepers.
During this pandemic, we have offered accommodation to over 90% of known rough sleepers in order to help them stay safe.
This has been possible because of an incredible effort by the government, councils and charities.
Thank you to everyone that has made this possible.