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The cost of putting individuals and families into temporary accommodation is significant. Finding secure accommodation is imperative.
The Chancellor says poor and homeless people have always suffered when Labour leaves an economic crisis, and a Corbyn government would be no different.
Our analysis shows that any political party will struggle to win a working majority if they fail to connect with the poorest voters across Britain.
The individual beggars are often the victims of modern slavery. They account for their monies to their gang masters.
Rosalind Beck: The Government’s war on landlords will only make the housing crisis worse for the lowest-paid.
There needs to be the ability to evict when that is justified. Undue delay and obstruction and the rental market will shrink.
Paul James: I’m proud of what we achieving in Gloucester. But more incentives are needed for new housing.
The New Homes Bonus must not be eroded, and the constraints on small urban local authorities should be recognised.
Holly Whitbread: Pod units are providing the homeless in Epping Forest with the emergency accommodation they need
This innovative solution is preferable to bed and breakfast accommodation. Residents who live in a pod can live more independently, cooking their own food.
They are chosen not from a factional or ideological standpoint, but from what I see while doing the job of Mayor.
Government should be passionate about self-reliance, but we must also recognise the transformative power of an enabling state.
The problem is Parliament putting new legal obligations on local authorities, for worthy causes, but then leaving the cost to fall on Council Taxpayers.
The challenge is complex. New factors such as poor EU migrants and increasing drug use are driving it.
Interview: Lord Bird says homelessness is not just for Christmas, and the death penalty might deter knife crime
The founder of The Big Issue expresses his aversion to liberalism, and his disappointment with the middle class.
Local authorities are still waiting until people are actually homeless before offering assistance. This is expensive and has an unnecessary impact on vulnerable people.
Ultimately, we are working to ‘design out’ homelessness entirely, by helping at-risk people before they get to a crisis point.