Information about English local authorities’ actions under homelessness legislation is collected quarterly at local authority level. Data on the number of households in temporary accommodation in each Government office region are published in the Department’s quarterly statistical release on Statutory Homelessness, at the end of each quarter.
Table 7 of the statistical release provides information on temporary accommodation by Government office region for each year from 1997 onwards. The tables from the latest release, published on 10 March 2008, have been deposited in the Library of the House and are available from our website at:
A table summarising homelessness figures for each local authority for the past 10 years, including the total number of households in temporary accommodation, is available in the Library of the House.