Grenfell Tower survivors may have to wait a YEAR for homes

Around 200 survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire (pictured) are still in hotels

Around 200 survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire (pictured) are still in hotels

The survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster may have to wait a year to find new homes, with around 200 believed to still be holed up in hotels.

Theresa May promised to find new accommodation within three weeks of the tragedy in June, but it has now been almost nine and the Government is drastically delaying its deadline.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has written to residents pledging they will find them permanent homes 'as quickly as possible, and within 12 months'.

It comes following news that 70 of the 80-plus victims of the inferno have now been identified.

According to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, 134 families are still living in temporary accommodation, with a further 24 from Grenfell Walk, where properties were also destroyed in the fire.

No exact figure is available on how many people this equates to, but it is believed it could be around 200.

The council said all survivors had been offered one emergency solution, but only 19 families accepted, according to The Sunday Times.

Theresa May promised to find new accommodation within three weeks of the tragedy in June, but it has now been six and the Government is desperately and drastically delaying its deadline

Theresa May promised to find new accommodation within three weeks of the tragedy in June, but it has now been six and the Government is desperately and drastically delaying its deadline

Luxury flats in the borough have been prioritised for those who lost

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