From West End to East End – how Westminster Conservatives are exporting housing need

Westminster Conservatives have housed over 800 Westminster families to temporary accommodation in east and north east London as the capital’s housing crisis deepens.

Overall, Westminster Council has 2,382 families in temporary accommodation with 52% living in Westminster. However, 825 families (34%) have been moved out to cheaper properties in north and east London, with Newham (267), Enfield (87), Barking & Dagenham (85), Waltham Forest (75), Redbridge (72), Haringey (71) and Hackney (67) taking most of Westminster’s homeless families. In addition, 44 families have been housed in Thurrock and 14 in Southend.

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;

“Westminster Conservatives need to build more social homes so that more local residents can be housed in Westminster. Moving hundreds of families to the East End is simply exporting the housing crisis to other boroughs and creates difficulties for both the families themselves and the Councils who are struggling to provide the necessary school places and doctors to cope”

ENDS

Contact Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg on 0207 566 7960 or 07864 042 584

The location of properties used by Westminster City Council for Temporary Accommodation by local authority area

Barking and Dagenham 85
Barnet 38
Bexley 4
Brent 98
Bromley 6
Camden 22
City of London 6
Croydon 3
Ealing 15
Enfield 87
Gravesham 1
Greenwich 9
Hackney 67
Hammersmith & Fulham 4
Haringey 71
Harrow 6
Havering 14
Hertsmere 1
Hillingdon 55
Hounslow 3
Islington 14
Kensington & Chelsea 19
Lewisham 5
Maidstone Council 1
Merton 1
Milton Keynes Council 3
Newham 267
Redbridge 72
Slough BC 1
Southend on Sea 14
Southwark 2
Sutton 2
Thurrock 44
Tower Hamlets 7
Waltham Forest 75
Wandsworth 15
Westminster 1245
Grand Total 2382

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