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Housing shortage forces councils to spend £2 million a day on temporary accommodation

A chronic shortage of affordable housing is forcing cash-strapped councils to spend more than £2 million a day on temporary accommodation for homeless families, analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today.

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LGA responds to Centrepoint report on young people and homelessness

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, responds to Centrepoint’s report on Young People and Homelessness.

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LGA responds to Crisis analysis on rough sleeping

Homelessness is everyone’s business, and councils need the help of health, employment, and housing partners to deliver ambitions to end it.

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LGA responds to crisis report on sofa surfing

Cllr David Renard responds to a report by Crisis on sofa surfing.

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LGA responds to homelessness funding announcement

Today’s announcement shows that the Government has listened to our calls and continued to fund homelessness services

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LGA responds to Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Crisis Homelessness Monitor

“It’s vital we move towards tackling our collective ambition to end homelessness outright."

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LGA responds to latest homelessness figures

“These figures highlight the extreme pressures homelessness services continue to be under, as a result of rising demand driven by a severe shortage of social housing."

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LGA responds to latest homelessness statistics

Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to the latest homelessness statistics showing the number of households living in temporary accommodation.

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LGA responds to National Audit Office report on homelessness

“Homelessness is a tragedy, as a settled home is crucial to health and wellbeing for individuals and families, and is a central cornerstone of successful communities."

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LGA responds to report on domestic violence and homelessness

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report by Crisis and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness on domestic abuse and homelessness in England.