Government given urgent warning as homelessness rises for third consecutive year

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government

Homeless charity Crisis has urged the government to use this month's spending review to reverse cuts and build more homes, as new figures reveal that homelessness has risen for the third year in a row. Statistics from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) show that 53,540 households were accepted as homeless by their local council in the 2012/2013 financial year – an increase of 6% on the previous period. The last two years has seen a 23% rise in statutory homelessness acc...

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