In UK number of homeless children soars by 60 per cent in a year


The number of children and pregnant women forced to live in bed and breakfast accommodation has risen by 60 per cent in a year, according to a new report.
Homeless Bound, by the National Housing Federation, also found that over a third of families with children living in B&Bs had been there longer than the Government's six-week limit, a 200 per cent increase in two years.
It found that a "perfect storm" of rising rents, insecure private tenancies and a lack of affordable housing have led to a sharp increase in homelessness.
It warned that low-income families are now the "new face of England's homeless" and argued that the only solution is to build more affordable homes for sale or rent.
From http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/number-of-homeless-children-soars-by-60-per-cent-in-a-year-8313050.html

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