Households presenting as homeless between 2022 and 2023 that claim Universal Credit

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Dear FOI Team,

I write to request information on the number of households claiming Universal Credit and/or housing benefit who presented to you as homeless between May 2022 and June 2023.

As part of this request, I would like this information to be broken down into the following:

(i) The total number of households claiming Universal Credit presenting as homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property, private rented and social housing;

(i) The total number of households claiming housing benefit – part of the legacy welfare system – presenting as homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property, private rented and social housing (if relevant).

If the cost of breaking down property types exceeds the figure set out in Section 12 of the FOI Act, then please provide a total amount of households presenting while claiming Universal Credit.

If possible, please present the information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Murphy

CSC Enquiries (Watford), Watford Borough Council

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Reference: FOI-536952992
Date of request: 04/08/2023
Title of request: Households Presenting as Homeless Between 2022 and 2023
That Claim Universal Credit

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Reference: FOI-536952992
Date of request: 01/08/2023
Title of request: Households Presenting as Homeless Between 2022 and 2023
That Claim Universal Credit
Information request:

From: Oliver Murphy <[FOI #1010607 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 11:45 AM
To: CSC Enquiries (Watford) <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Households presenting as
homeless between 2022 and 2023 that claim Universal Credit

 

Dear FOI Team,

I write to request information on the number of households claiming
Universal Credit and/or housing benefit who presented to you as homeless
between May 2022 and June 2023.

As part of this request, I would like this information to be broken down
into the following:

(i) The total number of households claiming Universal Credit presenting as
homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property, private
rented and social housing;

(i) The total number of households claiming housing benefit – part of the
legacy welfare system – presenting as homeless since May 2022, broken down
into leasehold property, private rented and social housing (if relevant).

If the cost of breaking down property types exceeds the figure set out in
Section 12 of the FOI Act, then please provide a total amount of
households presenting while claiming Universal Credit.

If possible, please present the information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Oliver Murphy

Dear Oliver Murphy,

 

Dear Oliver

 

Request for information under Freedom of Information Act

Thank you for your request for information regarding Homeless Households
Claiming Universal Credit received on 1st August 2023. Please find
enclosed information as requested.

(i) The total number of households claiming Universal Credit presenting as
homeless since May 2022, broken down into leasehold property, private
rented and social housing;

• Leasehold Property: 0
• Private Rented: 87
• Social Rented: 8

(ii) The total number of households claiming housing benefit – part of the
legacy welfare system – presenting as homeless since May 2022, broken down
into leasehold property, private rented and social housing (if relevant).

• Leasehold Property: 0
• Private Rented: 39
• Social Rented: 14

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Customer Service Team

 

Kind regards

Customer Service Centre
Watford Borough Council
Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX
01923 226400                     

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