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Council Housing: Lone Parents

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what additional funding his Department plans to provide to implement the policy of placing teenage single mothers in supervised residential accommodation; how many places will be provided each year; what role local authorities will play in the scheme; and what the timetable is for its implementation. (292998)

My Department has provided £30 million capital funding over three years (2009-10; 2010-11; 2011-12) to provide new places in Foyers and other specialist supported accommodation through the National Affordable Housing Programme. Housing Associations and other affordable housing providers will be invited to bid in a process to be administered by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).