Published: 23rd Apr 2021

More than 60,000 households approached their local council in the final three months of last year and were found to be homeless or at risk of homelessness, official figures have revealed. According to the charity Shelter, the latest government figures show that even with the eviction bad in place, tens of thousands of people were ‘tipped into homelessness’ as 2020 drew to a close. At the end of December, 95,370 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation, an 8% increase in a year. And 62,250 households approached their local council and were found to be homeless or at risk of homelessness between October and December. One in six (17%) households were placed into emergency B&Bs and hostels. The three most common triggers of homelessness during the period were households no longer being able to stay with families and friends (32%), the loss of a private tenancy (13%) and domestic abuse … (To read the full article, subscribe below)