Councils spent £3.5bn on temporary housing in last five years

Councils spent £3.5bn on temporary housing in last five years
 

Councils in Britain have spent more than £3.5bn on temporary accommodation for homeless families in the last five years, data obtained by the BBC shows.
In that time the annual cost has risen 43%, with councils spending £851m on temporary housing in 2015 alone.
The homeless charity Crisis said the number of people in temporary accommodation was rising at an "alarming rate".
The Local Government Association said the costs were "unsustainable".
Temporary accommodation is provided to households councils accept are homeless, but the criteria for who is eligible varies... read more

 
17 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 69
Source: BBC
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