MPs condemn ‘abject failure’ of homelessness policy

Homelessness in England is a national crisis and the government’s approach to tackling the problem has been an abject failure, a committee of MPs has said.

More than 9,000 people are sleeping rough on the streets and more than 78,000 households, including 120,000 children, are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, often of a poor standard, according to the Commons public accounts committee.

It says in a report that the attitude of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to reducing homelessness has been “unacceptably complacent”.

Read the full article on this link to The Guardian

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