Robert Jenrick – 2020 Comments on Homelessness

The comments made by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 21 December 2020.

As we look back on an incredibly challenging year, everyone who has helped protect rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness during this pandemic should be proud of the role they have played in our internationally recognised response.

Today I am announcing £310 million to help councils protect those at risk of homelessness in the year ahead. We have a moral duty to help some of the most vulnerable people in our society rebuild their lives and look forward to a brighter future, and this funding will help us to realise that ambition.