Government announces £174 million to provide 2,900 homes to people sleeping rough – Crisis responds

Today (11 February), the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced a £174 million funding boost as part of their Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme to create over 2,900 move-on homes for people who would otherwise be sleeping rough.

Responding to the announcement, Francesca Albanese, Acting Director of Policy and External Affairs at Crisis, said: “This funding is welcome and will help even more people on the path to leave homelessness behind for good.

“This comes at a crucial time as we are currently seeing more people being forced into homelessness and onto our streets. This only looks set to rise further in the future given the current cost of living crisis placing more financial pressure on people and pushing them to the brink. We cannot let this happen.

“To make the best use of this funding, we must now see it going towards interventions that we know best work to help people leave homelessness behind for good, including initiatives that have been proven to work such as Housing First.”