The Temporary Housing Dilemma - Strategies for Local Authorities

8 Jan 2024

Our report, "The Temporary Housing Dilemma," examines the pressing issue of temporary accommodation in the UK, underscored by a rising homelessness crisis and a stark shortage of affordable housing. It sheds light on the significant challenges local authorities face, including the reliance on costly private accommodations and the broader impacts on individual and family well-being. Through an exploration of various housing stock acquisition strategies and government initiatives, the report evaluates their effectiveness and presents a comprehensive overview of potential solutions. Highlighting the importance of collaborative efforts, it proposes the establishment of a forum for local authorities to share insights and strategies. This analysis aims to provide a foundation for addressing the temporary accommodation crisis, calling for innovative approaches and collective action to pave the way towards sustainable housing solutions.

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