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LGA responds to further extension of eviction ban

"This should, for now, reassure worried tenants and allay the serious concerns councils have had over the potential risk of homelessness some private renters may have faced."

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LGA responds to Local Government Ombudsman report on homelessness

“Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, councils have worked incredibly hard to get the overwhelming majority – nearly 15,000 – of rough sleepers into housing. This is a momentous achievement but has exacerbated funding issues."

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LGA responds to Crisis report on rise in homelessness

"Following the initial surge in demand for accommodation, councils are also now experiencing an urgent need for more accommodation as people, including young people, continue to face homelessness and rough sleeping."

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LGA responds to latest homelessness figures

“These figures highlight the extreme pressures homelessness services continue to be under, as a result of rising demand driven by a severe shortage of social housing."

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LGA responds to homelessness funding announcement

Today’s announcement shows that the Government has listened to our calls and continued to fund homelessness services

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LGA responds to latest homelessness statistics

Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, Cllr David Renard, responds to the latest homelessness statistics showing the number of households living in temporary accommodation.

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LGA responds to report on domestic violence and homelessness

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to a report by Crisis and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness on domestic abuse and homelessness in England.

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LGA responds to rough sleeping figures

“Proper resourcing of local government funding is essential if we are going to end homelessness."

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LGA responds to temporary accommodation figures

"The increasing use of temporary accommodation is not only financially unsustainable for councils but it is hugely disruptive for those families placed in such accommodation."

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LGA responds to Centrepoint report on young people and homelessness

Cllr Martin Tett, the Local Government Association’s Housing spokesman, responds to Centrepoint’s report on Young People and Homelessness.