Published: 22nd May 2020

A cross-party group of MPs has called on the govement to invest £100m per year in housing support or risk thousands of people returning to the streets. A new report published today (22 May) by the housing, communities and local government select committee warns of a looming homelessness crisis, unless the government takes urgent action. The report argues that the current coronavirus crisis has given the government a unique opportunity to eradicate rough sleeping in England once and for all, with many homeless people currently in temporary accommodation. It calls on the government to work quickly to develop a housing-based exit strategy and the necessary level of funding required to support it. The report says government will also need to consider how to ensure an adequate supply of immediately available supported housing. To this end, it says they should work with the Local Government Association and National Housing Federation to develop … (To read the full article, subscribe below)