Cost of housing homeless families rises to more than £1bn

The cost of housing homeless families in temporary accommodation has risen by 78% in five years to more than £1bn, according to the latest official data.

A combination of soaring rents and more families without accommodation pushed spending on emergency housing to almost £1.1bn in England in the year to April 2019, analysis of figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government shows.

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