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Chief Executive of Crisis Jon Sparkes said: "We welcome the news that the government is planning to allocate £2bn to build new homes in England from 2022. This is a step in the right direction for housing associations who, for the first time, might benefit from long-term commitments of funding, so long as future governments honour this.


Today as the Government releases its social housing green paper, Crisis calls for a 'significant increase' in social housing supply to make a real difference


"For the strategy to work, the government must also set out bold, cross-departmental plans to tackle the root causes of all forms of homelessness, and prevent it from happening in the first place. This must include plans to build significantly more social housing, to foster greater security for renters, to ensure people have access to benefits and other support they need to help them keep their homes."


“We warmly welcome the news know that the government is considering extending private renters’ contracts to three years. Losing a private tenancy is one of the main causes of homelessness, so this would be a hugely important step forward to help give stability to thousands of people across the country.


Responding to the statistics, Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “While it is encouraging to see the overall number of rough sleepers in London has gone down, it is unacceptable that thousands of people in London found themselves going from a settled home to sleeping on the streets last year.


Responding to the figures, Jon Sparkes, Crisis Chief Executive, said: “While we welcome steps the Government has taken around preventing homelessness, today’s figures are a stark reminder that there are still far too many people who are homeless and stuck in temporary accommodation or being placed in sub-standard and sometimes dangerous B&Bs.


The Scottish Government has for the first time published its own figures revealing the average time someone spends in temporary accommodation.


Britain could end homelessness within 10 years with the right measures in place, says a landmark report by Crisis, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dame Louise Casey, and international homelessness experts.


Leading housing and homelessness charities call for Government action to tackle the true extent of the housing shortage, ahead of its social housing green paper


“Today’s announcement is a hugely positive step that underlines the Government’s commitment to ending rough sleeping by 2027. As our own Housing First study in Liverpool has found, for the most vulnerable rough sleepers and other homeless people, the best approach is to support them into a stable home of their own as soon as possible and provide them with individually tailored support to help them to stay there.


Moving all homeless people out of unsuitable temporary accommodation, such as bed and breakfasts or unsupported hostels, after seven days could save £29m in public money this year alone.


Charities call for more affordable homes as rising numbers of people end up trapped in B&Bs and temporary accommodation