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More than 80 clergy and church representatives are joining together to attack the deepening crisis of affordable housing in London.
Figures released yesterday (6 September) show a nine per cent year on year increase in homeless acceptances
Private tenants and members of ‘Housing for the 99%’ have protested outside the National Landlords Association to call for an end to unaffordable rents.
The housing and homelessness charity Shelter has condemned Government proposals to remove housing benefit for under 25s.
Government figures show a 16 per cent increase in homelessness acceptances between January and March 2012, compared to the same quarter in 2011.
Leading housing groups have warned that the Government is failing to tackle the country’s growing housing crisis.
Bristol is facing an epidemic of homelessness fuelled by housing benefit cuts. That’s according to campaigners in the city who are planning a ‘Poverty Hearing’.
Figures published by Department for Communities and Local Government show 48,510 households across England were accepted as homeless by local authorities in 2011
Latest Government statistics show a rise of 23 per cent in street homelessness in England, between autumn 2010 and autumn 2011.
Church of Scotland parishes have been asked to raise £100 each to help a charity for homeless Scots in London, following the loss of Scottish Government backing.
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