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When will grenfell residents be re housed?

Sourcs: Evening Standard


No Grenfell resident has yet been permanently rehoused, more than two months after the blaze that killed at least 80 people.

A meeting of Kensington and Chelsea council on Thursday will propose spending £20 million from reserves on properties costing between £500,000 and £1.5 million in W10 and W11 and giving them to Grenfell survivors to live in as conventional council houses.

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Due to the high prices of homes in the area, the properties are likely to be one- and two-bedroom flats. A second strand involves spending £15-£16.5 million finding permanent homes for the 17 leaseholders whose homes in the tower or Grenfell Walk were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.


A third strand involves spending £40 million to ensure that Grenfell tenants pay no more in rent for their lifetime than they would have done if still renting from the council.

The council is currently spending about £1,000 per week on temporary housing for each family. It expects to have to rehouse 189 households.

Kim Taylor-Smith, deputy council leader, said: “Finding people a permanent new home is our absolute priority. We know that for people to start the process of rebuilding their lives they need the security of a home for life. We have already been working with 23 families that have lost people in the fire to help find a new home.

“We now want to help 153 further households who have lost everything in the fire.

“The council has acquired more than 100 properties for Grenfell survivors and is in the course of spending tens of millions more to add to our property stock.

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