Published: 9th Sep 2020

Portsmouth City Council has announced it will provide homes for more than 200 homeless people who have been living in city hotels since the pandemic began. The council has so far helped about 40 people find their own private rented housing, and will continue to help others who are willing and ready to make such a move. It has also worked with landlords to accommodate more than 60 people in shared houses so far. The local authority has also leased unused accommodation blocks in St Michael’s Road and Elm Grove to house up to 110 homeless people who have been using the emergency hotel provision. The blocks will be used while the council looks for more permanent accommodation. Services will be provided to help the residents make long-term changes to their lives. They will have their own rooms and access to live-in support from homelessness charities Society of St James … (To read the full article, subscribe below)