Freedom of Information request - Out of borough placements (FOI-21)
I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I would like to receive information about the number of households on the temporary accommodation list who have been re-housed outside of your borough, in either temporary or permanent accommodation.
Specifically I would like to know:
1) How many residents from your borough have you re-housed outside of your borough in the following financial years?
a) 2016/17 b) 2017/18
2) Can you please state which locations i.e. town/city/borough those housed outside of your borough have been re-housed either temporarily or permanently in, in the following financial years?
a) 2016/17 b) 2017/18
BARKING - 10
BARNET - 2
BASILDON - 12
BEXLEY - 24
BILLERICAY - 67
Please provide this information in Microsoft Excel format and reply by email if possible. If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters. If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.
I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.
Thank you for your freedom of information request concerning the number of households on the temporary accommodation list who have been re-housed outside ofHackney, in either temporary or permanent accommodation. We apologise for the delay in responding to this request
The request asked:
1) How many residents from your borough have you re-housed outside of your borough in 2016/17, and 2017/18
2) Can you please state which locations i.e. town/city/borough those housed outside of your borough have been re-housed either temporarily or permanently in, 2016/17 and 2017/18
Please be aware that due to the way our systems are set up, we are only able to provide information on the numbers of households who are placed in temporary accommodation outside of Hackney at a specific point in time, not a cumulative totals for the year.
The attached spreadsheet confirms the total numbers of households who were placed in temporary accommodation outside of Hackney, and the borough where they have been placed. We have updated this on a monthly basis for the 2 finaical years requested.
In addition to Temporary Accommodation placements outside Hackney, we have permanently discharged our housing duty, in to Private rented accommodation outside of Hackney in the following 2 further cases.
Number of households
Basildon in Essex
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Information Commissioner"s Office
0303 123 1113
London Borough of Hackney