Homeless Crisis in England: Rough Sleepers Up Almost 170% Since 2010

A Christian charity is urging the Government to recognise a homelessness crisis in England. According to Housing Justice director Jacob Quagliozzi, the number of rough sleepers are almost 170-per-cent higher than they were in 2010, and 15-per-cent higher than in 2016.

The Government “needs to start thinking about this as a crisis and they need to address that in a cohesive way,” Quagliozzi said, citing rising rent costs, and wages not increasing as contributing to the problem.

Of all the places in the country, capital city London has the most homeless people sleeping rough, with Westminster the worst-affected council area.

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