Homelessness in south east London – figures for each borough

Recent figures have shown that Greenwich has the highest number of households that are dealing with homelessness across the whole of south east London.

The department for levelling up housing and communities released the new statistics on the Government website on April 28.

A household is considered statutorily homeless if the council decides that they do not have a legal right to occupy accommodation that is accessible and reasonable for them to live in.

Greenwich had the highest figures with 280 households in the borough classified as homeless between October and December last year.

This is followed by Lewisham which reported 207 homeless households during this period.

Lewisham also has an additional 236 households who are described as at risk of becoming homeless.

Bexley has the lowest homelessness figures but still had 56 households without a home during this time.

Here are the homelessness figures for October to December 2021 in south east London:

 

Number of households owed a relief duty by household composition (made homeless) in October to December 2021:

  • Bexley – 56
  • Bromley – 116
  • Dartford – 59
  • Greenwich – 280
  • Lewisham – 207

 

Number of households owed a prevention duty by household composition (threatened with homelessness) in October to December 2021:

  • Bexley – 72
  • Bromley – 63
  • Dartford – 69
  • Greenwich – 142
  • Lewisham – 236

 

Between October and December 2021, 64,890 households across the whole of England were assessed as being homeless or facing the threat of becoming homeless.

This is up 1.4 per cent from the previous year.

At the end of last year, 96,410 households in England were moved into temporary accommodation to avoid them becoming homeless.

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