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One in 58 Londoners are homeless

A report published by tenant rights charity Shelter shows one in every 58 people in the nation’s capital is homeless, making London the epicentre of the homelessness crisis.

London Councils’ Executive Member for Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Cllr Darren Rodwell, said: “These devastating figures reveal that London remains the epicentre of the homelessness crisis.

“Everyone deserves a permanent home, but the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the capital means too many Londoners find themselves homeless and reliant temporary accommodation arranged by their local council.

‘The numbers are so high they are equivalent to the entire population of a London borough.

“We’re concerned that cost of living pressures mean this desperate situation will get even worse before it gets better. Councils across the capital are seeing more and more residents turning to us for help.

“We urgently need renewed action on tackling homelessness, especially through making better use of the welfare system to help low-income households with their housing costs and through investing in the new affordable homes our communities are crying out for.”


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