The government may have taken measures to tackle the housing crisis in the recent Budget, but the scale of the challenge becomes more daunting with every passing month.
The latest figures show homelessness has increased once again. Councils across England accepted 15,290 individuals or families as statutorily homeless between July and September – a 6% rise on the previous quarter.
The latest government statistics also show just over 79,000 individuals or families in temporary accommodation – a staggering 65% rise since the end of 2010.
On Wednesday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of presiding over “a national disgrace” when it comes to homelessness and rough sleeping.
Corbyn cited the fact they had both risen every single year since the Conservatives took power in 2010.
“When it comes to housing, this government has been an absolute disgrace,” he said.