FOI request (FOIR-242333210)
Requested Wed 26 August 2020
Responded Fri 25 September 2020
I am currently emailing with regards to an information request that I would like to be processed under the terms of the FOI act
On 24th June 2020, the Government announced an additional £105 million would be spent on keeping rough sleepers off the street and to assist those at risk of homelessness.
Under the terms of the act, I would like to ask the following information
a. How much money has your authority received from the government specifically to assist in providing for homeless communities (homeless communities includes rough sleepers as well as those at risk of homelessness)
b. How much of this money has currently been allocated to building long term safe homes in the area
c. How much of this has been allocated to the short term provision of housing
The council has submitted a bid to the Next Steps Accommodation Programme, which includes the £105 million funding announced by government.
The bid was developed in partnership with the 5 local housing authorities in East Sussex. The outcome of the bid is not expected until the end of September.
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