Mandatory Credit: Photo by ID.8 Photography/REX (3410260a) Rubbish left in the street in Hull, an area of social deprivation due to absent landlord tenancy agreements VARIOUS

Five families are being made homeless in England every hour of the day, according to a “shocking” new analysis of Government figures.
In the last year alone, 43,140 families were accepted as homeless by their local council – a rise of 32 per cent over the last five years, according to the latest figures put out by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The housing charity Shelter has use the figures to forecast that around 3,600 families will be made homeless in the next month, an estimate they say is “conservative”.
This figure amounts to one family losing their home every 12 minutes, or five families per hour.
Graeme Brown, the charity’s interim chief executive, told The Independent that the problem was a “drought of affordable homes” leading to a crisis.
“It’s shocking that every hour, five families in England are predicted to become homeless as a direct result of our worsening housing crisis,” he said.
“At Shelter, …
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