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|9 Apr 2018, 1:44 p.m.||Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)||Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour - Life peer)|
Question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of when all the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire will be rehoused in permanent accommodation.
Answer (Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth)
As of 22 March, 189 (almost 90 per cent of households) from Grenfell Tower or Walk have accepted an offer of either temporary or permanent accommodation, and 62 households have moved into permanent accommodation.
Furthermore, the Council has now made over 300 properties available to those who lost their homes, so each household can now choose a good quality property that meets their needs, with the option of staying in the area if that is what they wish.
We expect all households, regardless of their level of engagement, to be given whatever support they require to be rehoused as quickly as possible. The Government will continue to play their part, providing support and challenge to the Council, and financial support currently worth more than £72 million.