Homeless

The housing shortage is affecting people around the country but the problem is particularly acute in London, where families are left struggling for years in cramped temporary rooms.

More than 4,000 homeless families in London (41 per cent) have been waiting two years or more to get a permanent home, according to data released by councils to Shelter under Freedom of Information laws. Of the London boroughs that responded to the FOI requests, more than half had families who had been waiting more than a year to get out of a hostel or bed and breakfast.

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