New government figures reveal that nearly 100,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation after being made homeless…reports Asian Lite news
In June 2015 it was witnessed that 66,980 individuals or families were registered as having no home of their own – an increase of 12% from the same date last year.
It revealed that a third of them had lost a home in the private rented sector.
The charity Crisis said this was because housing benefit had failed to keep pace with rent rises, reports BBC news.
Most homeless families with children are living in self-contained accommodation – where there is sole use of a kitchen and bathroom.
But more than 2,500 are living in bed and breakfast accommodation – 25% higher than a year earlier.
Of those households, 830 have been in B&Bs for more than 6 weeks, 36% higher than a year earlier.
About 17 years ago the family was evicted by a landlord who was selling up. The same thing happened again a few months ago, BBC adds.
The government figures showed that, in total, 99,080 children were among those living in temporary accommodation.
The statistics do not include rough sleepers but the most recent data suggests there were about 2,700 people living on England’s streets in autumn 2014.