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Press release: Homelessness bill passes final hurdle as numbers in temporary accommodation rises by 10%
Today the Homelessness Reduction Bill cleared its third and final reading in the House of Lords. This comes as new homelessness statistics released today show that the number of households in temporary accommodation in England rose by 10% over the course of 2016.
Almost two thirds (64%) of councils across England are struggling to find social tenancies for homeless people, while half find it 'very difficult' to assist applicants into privately rented accommodation, according to a report published today by national homelessness charity Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).