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The ARCH annual report for 2015-16 is now available to view.

 

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Latest homelessness figures published 07/01/2016

The DCLG has published the latest figures on homelessness in England for the 3rd Quarter 2015. The number of households accepted as homeless and the number of households living in temporary accommodation has increased compared to the same quarter last year.

 

Over 14,500 households were accepted as homeless between 1 July and 30 September. This is an increase of 820 over the previous quarter figure and 4% up on the same quarter last year.

 

The total number of households living in temporary accommodation awaiting the offer of settled accommodation on 30 September 2015 was 68,560, up from 66,980 on 30 June 2015 and 13% higher than the same date in 2014.

 

ARCH CEO, John Bibby, commented: "With stock retained councils facing the prospect of having to sell vacant council housing to fund payments to the government under the Housing and Planning Bill to reimburse housing associations for Right to Buy discounts, the concern is that the number of households living in temporary accommodation (and the cost to the council general fund and council tax payer) will continue to grow".

 

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