Grenfell victims still living in temporary accommodation two years later
Some people who lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower fire are still living in hotels and other temporary accommodation, the government admitted.
The devastating fire happened almost two years ago, but 15 households still dont have somewhere permanent to live.
Housing minister Kit Malthouse said of those 15, six whole households remain in emergency accommodation, only two in hotels, and three in serviced apartments, and one is living with family or friends.
Speaking in the House of Commons, he said that while the Government is very close to being able to rehouse everyone who lost their home a small number of people were yet to be found new permanent accommodation.
Shadow housing secretary John Healey said: Nearly two years on from that shocking national tragedy, the Government action is still on go-slow.
Mr Healey said one in ten of those from the tower, and one in three from those in the wider estate involved in the Grenfell Tower fire have still not got permanent new homes.
He added that eight out of ten buildings with similar cladding had still not had it removed and replaced.
Mr Malthouse responded: We have been putting enormous effort into the rehousing of the 202 households from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk which require rehousing.