Homeless charity Shelter has reported that the East of England is facing a homelessness crisis and that they are receiving an average of 106 calls a day from people in the region. In the East of England 9,000 children will be homeless this Christmas.
The Hertfordshire Mercury has reported that in the second quarter of 2015 there were 22 homeless families in Broxbourne compared with the Borough Council having no reports of homeless families in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015. A Council spokesman told the Mercury that it was “aware of increases in homelessness”.
Labour Councillor for Waltham Cross, Neil Harvey said:
“The Council isn’t doing that well. They haven’t reached their target in the last few years. It is a big problem for people in Broxbourne who cannot afford their own homes. This is largely due to the Council cutting down on the money”.