‘Exporting’ homeless families: is it legal and is it right?

Westminster council has confirmed plans to permanently rehouse homeless families outside of the borough and in some cases outside of London.

It has become common place for London boroughs to temporarily rehouse people outside of their local area but Westminster now plans to relocate seemingly large numbers of families as a permanent solution to their housing needs.

Last month it was revealed that Westminster council had purchased 24 new build homes in the neighbouring borough of Hounslow, apparently for allocation … Read more