Firms make millions out of ‘by the night’ flats for England’s homeless

Firms make millions out of ‘by the night’ flats for England’s homeless
 

Shabana winces as she points out blooms of potentially toxic black spores in the flat she shares with her husband and four children in a former office block in east London.
“Everything smells of mould and damp. It goes down our noses and mouths,” she says. “My son has asthma now and I’ve developed osteoarthritis.” It gets so cold in the winter the family has to spend £100 a week on prepaid cards to power the flat’s tiny electric heaters. “It is horrible. It was meant to be temporary but we’ve been here four years,” she says.
This is the grim reality for thousands of homeless families living... read more

 
27 May 2018 in Business, Views: 56
Source: Guardian
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