Andy Burnham, Andy Street and Steve Rotheram have urged the government to continue funding Housing First pilot projects in their regions.
The £3.7m Respite Rooms Trial Programme will fund accommodation and support for rough sleepers who have experienced violence and abuse.
Spending an extra £82m a year on top of existing commitments will be key to ending rough sleeping by 2024, says the Kerslake Commission.
Michelle Binfield will co-ordinate London’s efforts to secure long-term accommodation for rough sleepers starting this August.
English councils spent £142 million placing homeless households in B&Bs in 2019/20, a 430% increase on 2010/11, the LGA has revealed.
The new CIH president Jo Richardson’s Homeful campaign will explore housing-led approaches to resolve and prevent homelessness.
The government will match £15m in funding from Big Society Capital to deliver 200 homes for rough sleepers as part of a new pilot scheme.
The draft Greater Manchester Homelessness Prevention Strategy includes plans for a Good Landlord Charter and 30,000 new social rent homes.
Councils in England will be able to use the £203m to support projects such as night shelters and mental health and addiction services.
Offering tenants £200-300m in discretionary housing payments would help avoid evictions post-lockdown, the HCLG Committee has argued.