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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.

TOPSHOT - The remains of residential tower block Grenfell Tower are pictured, in west London on June 15, 2017, a day after it was gutted by fire. Firefighters searched for bodies today in a London tower block gutted by a blaze that has already left 12 dead, as questions grew over whether a recent refurbishment contributed to the fire. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

The remains of residential tower block Grenfell Tower (Picture: Getty)

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.

Members of the public hold a vigil and commemoration near Grenfell Tower in west London at midnight June 14, 2018 to honour the 71 people who died when a fire ripped through the Grenfell tower block in London one year ago. - Green scarves, white roses: the community surrounding Grenfell Tower, the west London building ravaged by fire, united around shared symbols as they began 24 hours of poignant commemorations for the tragedy that killed 71 people a year ago. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

People hold a vigil and commemoration near Grenfell Tower (Picture: Getty)

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.

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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.

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