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ADC DISMAY AT GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS FOR HOMELESS

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The Association of District Councils said it was dismayed that the government was still intending to remove the rig...
The Association of District Councils said it was dismayed that the government was still intending to remove the right of homeless families to permanent accommodation.

ADC housing chair Paul Jenks said: 'It is bitterly disappointing that the government is still holding onto its blinkered and misguided view that homeless families jump the waiting list queue.'

He said that despite repeated requests the government had failed to provide any hard evidence to support its view.

'This shows that the changes are driven by political objectives rather than from a real desire to tackle housing need,' he said.

'We are also not convinced that the proposals provide a proper safety net for families and vulnerable people as it would still appear that local authorities can avoid a duty if they 'believe' other accommodation is available in the private sector.'
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