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Labour would scrap right to buy, and give councils new borrowing freedoms and central funding in a bid to kick-start house building, the party said today.
Nesta has announced funding for collaborative social media platforms that can, among other things, help match homeless families to people with spare rooms.
Welfare reforms are contributing to homelessness among young people aged 16 to 24, charity warns.
Over two thirds of local authorities surveyed said they had difficulties finding social housing for homeless people last year, new report reveals.
The communities secretary Sajid Javid announced last Friday a new £30m fund to support local authorities with high numbers of people sleeping rough.
The latest homelessness figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation is just under 79,000.
Councils in England are set to receive a share of over £215m from 2019 to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.
A Cambridgeshire council argues they have ‘no genuine rough sleepers’ in their area as England’s smallest city experiences increase in begging.
Hospitals, prisons and a number of other public bodies have a duty to refer those at risk of becoming homeless to a housing authority, Government says.
Windsor and Maidenhead have decided to withdraw a paper detailing its plans to tackle rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour saying it needed ‘further work’.