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HOUSING PROFESSION SAYS HOMELESS CHANGES 'WON'T WORK'

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The Chartered Institute of Housing said that the proposed changes to the homeless system 'simply would not work and...
The Chartered Institute of Housing said that the proposed changes to the homeless system 'simply would not work and would be severe in its effects on children.'

The CIH said its warnings of a 'revolving door' remain with the homeless facing temporary lets followed by homelessness re-applications.

CIH chief executive Peter McGurk said: 'The situation of children having to change schools at regular intervals is a recipe for disaster.

'If the private rented sector use is to be developed it has got to be in the context o assuring accommodation for a reasonable time.'

Mr McGurk said that the institute would still view with concern any system which did not give reasonable priority to homeless people.

'The real issue is not changing a queueing system. It is about building enough new rented homes at affordable rents.'

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