Releasing £0.499m of top-up funding from the Government
Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Sustained lobbying by Barnet Homes’ Housing Options Service to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) resulted in the Ministry agreeing to provide £0.533m to Barnet Homes’ Housing Options Service, to support the following three key areas of homelessness work:
a) Prioritising prevention activity;
b) Carrying out homelessness activities in line with the principles of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017; and
c) Reducing or eliminating the use of emergency B&B, particularly for periods over 6 weeks.
This report sets out how the additional funding can be used to reduce homelessness and seeks to allocate the funding to Barnet Homes for this purpose.
Publication date: 16/08/2019
Date of decision: 14/08/2019