Recent figures have shown that Greenwich has the highest number of households dealing with homelessness in all of South East London.
The Housing and Community Equalization Department released the new statistics on the government’s website on April 28.
A household is considered legally homeless if the municipality decides it has no 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, who reported 207 homeless households during this period.
Lewisham also has a further 236 households that are reported to be at risk of being homeless.
Bexley has the lowest homelessness rate, but still had 56 homeless households at the time.
Here are the homelessness figures for October to December 2021 in south east London:
Number of households that owed social assistance benefits according to household composition (became homeless) in the period October to December 2021:
- Bexley – 56
- Dartford – 59
- Greenwich – 280
- Lewisham – 207
Number of households with a prevention obligation by household composition (threatened to be homeless) in the period October to December 2021:
- Bexley – 72
- Dartford – 69
- Greenwich – 142
- Lewisham – 236
Between October and December 2021, 64,890 households across England were assessed as homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
That is 1.4 percent more than last year.
At the end of last year, 96,410 households in England were temporarily accommodated to prevent them from becoming homeless.
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