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Newham tops London’s homelessness and temporary accommodation chart

PUBLISHED: 10:15 29 September 2016 | UPDATED: 10:18 29 September 2016

More households are living in temporary accommodation in Newham than anywhere else in London    Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA

More households are living in temporary accommodation in Newham than anywhere else in London Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA

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More people are living in temporary accommodation in the borough than anywhere else in London.

Homelessness data from the Office for National Statistics show 3,956 Newham households were resident in temporary shelter between April 2015 and March 2016.

The figures – the most up-to-date available – also reveal 2,448 households were deemed eligible for action under the Housing Acts, the highest amount in London and second-highest in England after Birmingham.

Newham also had the second-highest number of households accepted as homeless and in priority need – 1,345 – again behind only Birmingham.

Of the households living in temporary accommodation, 79 were in bed and breakfasts, 27 in hostels, 127 in local or housing authority stock, 1,690 in leased private sector property and 2,033 in other properties.

Also included is the ethnicity of homeless households, with 474 black or black British, 396 Asian or Asian British and 314 white.


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