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Latest official data shows 74,230 households in England became homeless or were at imminent risk of becoming homeless between January and March 2022.

This represents an 11% rise in three months, and a 5% rise on the same period last year.

  • This includes 6,400 households threatened with homelessness due to the serving of a Section 21 notice (no fault eviction) which is an increase 22% compared to the last quarter.
  • The number of households with children have increased sharply: by 22.5% to a total of 25,610 households.

Behind the numbers are people and families falling into destitution and they need a safe home. Amid a growing cost of living crisis, we are afraid this is only the beginning of a much bigger emergency.

Reforms in the private rented sector and in social housing, recently introduced by the government, should go through urgently to protect those most at risk, and homelessness should be a priority for the next Prime Minister.

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