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Crawley Council Leader asks Chancellor for help over homelessness

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The leader of Crawley Borough Council has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer supporting Crisis’s campaign over the raising of the Local Housing Allowance.

In his letter Mr Lamb says:

“Fulfilling the Government’s promise that it will end rough sleeping by 2027 requires substantial work to prevent homelessness in the first place, in addition to tackling the number of people already sleeping on our streets.”

He goes on to add that by increasing the Local Housing Allowance it will help councils deliver results with immediate impact.

Mr Lamb also writes that research by the Local Government Association in England has found that 86% of responding councils identified private sector affordability as a barrier to rehousing people which he says carries an unnecessary human cost and acts as a false economy for local and national government.

You can read the full letter by clicking the image below:

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Catch up on what happened at the Crawley Hustings

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Did you miss the Crawley Hustings that took place at St Wilfrid’s Catholic School on the 5th Dec? Well now you can listen to the whole debate.

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