London's Poverty Profile has been created by one of London's largest charitable funders, Trust for London, and the independent think tank, New Policy Institute.
Temporary accommodation by borough
- The Outer West and Outer South tend to have lower levels of households in temporary accommodation
Households in temporary accommodation by borough
What does this map show?
The map shows the average rate of households in temporary accommodation across London's boroughs in 2011 and 2012. It shows that the levels of households in temporary accommodation were particularly high in North and Eastern parts of London. There was also a considerable range in these rates - half of London's boroughs had fewer than 10 households per 1,000 living in temporary accommodation whilst six boroughs had twice that rate.
Despite the high levels of temporary accommodation in Newham, Haringey and Brent, the level in both boroughs has fallen considerably in the last 4 years. In Newham the number of households in temporary accommodation fell from 4,700 to 2,400, in Haringey from 4,600 to 2,900 and in Brent from 4,000 to 3,200.
The variation above reflects different approaches to homelessness in different boroughs. Some have changed their housing allocation rules, which they are now able to do as a result of the Localism Act. For example, one borough has increased the threshold at which a household can be considered as in priority need. Even boroughs operating ostensibly the same system can do so with varying results - there is a huge variation in the proportion of applications that are accepted in different boroughs.
Department for Communities and Local Government
Indicator last updated: 11 October 2013
- Barking and Dagenham
- City of London
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
- Households accepted as homeless by borough
- Households accepted as homeless and in temporary accommodation
- Length of stay in temporary accommodation
- Mortgage repossessions by borough
- Landlord repossessions by borough
- Rough sleeping in London
- Temporary accommodation by tenure
- Overcrowded households by tenure over time
- House prices by borough
- Changes to Housing Benefit
- London households affected by Housing Benefit changes
- Rental shortfall resulting from Housing Benefit changes
- Housing tenure
- Long term view of tenure and a focus on 2011
- Poverty by tenure
- Private sector housing costs
- Overcrowded households across London
- Households placed in temporary accommodation outside their borough
- Mortgage and landlord possessions over time
- Affordable housing completions