Use of temporary accommodation properties in Essex

Z Bloomfield made this Freedom of Information request to East Hertfordshire District Council

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Dear East Hertfordshire District Council,

Please specify the number and type of properties you have used separately in the following boroughs for a) temporary accommodation for homelessness and b) preventative homelessness by financial year in 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018 April to December.

i) Basildon
ii) Braintree
iii) Brentwood
iv) Castle Point
v) Chelmsford
vi) Colchester
vii) Epping Forest
viii) Harlow
ix) Maldon
x) Rochford
xi) Tendring
xii) Uttlesford

Please provide the information by property type, tenure and size as follows (or as close to this as possible depending on how you record the information):

a) Paid nightly (B and B) room with shared facilities
b) Paid nightly hostel (room with shared facilities)
c) room self contained (studio)
d) 1 bed room self contained
e) 2 bed room self contained
f) 3 bed room self contained
g) 4 or more bed room self contained
For each property the tenure type – direct with private landlord, leased by council from private landlord, housing association, own stock, leased through a council scheme with private landlords, leased through a housing association (or registered provider) scheme with private landlord, other (please specify).

Please also provide the post code area (first part of the postcode only is fine) for each of these properties and the number of a) single people housed there in each financial year and b) number of couples without children c) number households with children (along with number of children) for each of these post code areas (or by property used).

Yours faithfully,

Z Bloomfield

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Number of households accommodated by location, homelessness status,
household type and accommodation type: 01/04/15 to 31/12/18

                Household with children  
Household Accommodation Single 1 2 3 4 other
Year status Tenure Type Location Postcode person couple child children children children household
type
2015/16 Homeless Nightly B & B Harlow CM17 10 1 17 9 1 1 2
paid
2016/17 Homeless Nightly B & B Harlow CM17 14 2 7 2 2 1 0
paid
2016/17 Homeless Nightly B & B Harlow CM18 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
paid
2016/17 Homeless Nightly B & B Stansted CM6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
paid (Uttlesford)
2017/18 Homeless Nightly B & B Harlow CM17 24 1 3 2 0 0 0
paid
2017/18 Homeless Nightly B & B Harlow CM18 4 2 10 2 0 0 0
paid
2017/18 Homeless Nightly B & B Stansted CM6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
paid (Uttlesford)
01/04/18 Nightly
- Homeless paid B & B Harlow CM17 20 0 4 1 1 1 0
31/12/18
01/04/18 Nightly
- Homeless paid B & B Harlow CM18 6 2 10 4 0 0 0
31/12/19
01/04/18 Nightly Stansted
- Homeless paid B & B (Uttlesford) CM6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
31/12/20

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Dear [email address],
Thank you kindly for your response. Could you please attach the findings in a word or excel document as the web site does not allow for tables to be viewed.

Yours sincerely,

Z Bloomfield

eastherts@infreemation.co.uk,

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document format as requested

Information Management Team
East Herts Council
www.eastherts.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1279 655261
Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ.

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