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    Through Freedom of Information Act requests by the Green Party is has been revealed that the cost of homelessness in Hackney has doubled since the 2010 general election. house_arrow.jpg

    Figures have shown that the cost of homelessness in 2009/10 was £3,092,255 compared to £7,167,440 in 2014/15, with a cut on staff spending from £3,239,653 to £2,608,491 reports 24dash.

    Hackney Green Party spokesperson, Charlotte George, said: “Homelessness is one of the starkest ways we can see how the housing crisis and austerity are affecting people in Hackney. Local residents are in a lose-lose situation with the cost of housing skyrocketing and their options for support diminishing.”

    The 2015 Green Party manifesto states the party would: “Provide more rights for homeless people, giving local authorities the same duties with regard to single people and childless couples as to families, and ending the practice of declaring people ‘intentionally homeless’. Aim to end rough sleeping completely and give public authorities a duty to prevent it.”

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    September 08, 2015 by Laura Matthews Categories: Homelessness

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