PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:32 23 March 2018 Emma Youle Mayor of Hackney Phil Glanville has defended spending on homeless hostels – saying the council will not force people out of the borough. Hackney is instead building new homes. Picture: Polly Hancock Archant Some 2,900 households in the borough are without a home due to sky-high rents and pressure on housing. Emma Youle asks mayor Phil Glanville: is it time for the council to get tough and start moving people out of the borough? Phil Glanville on the site of the new development of social housing on the Colville Estate in Hoxton. Picture: Polly Hancock The mayor of Hackney has said paying £41million a year to keep the homeless homeless is pushing the council to “breaking point” – as he called for the government to start listening over the housing crisis. As Hackney faces a “perfect storm” of soaring rental prices and cuts to housing benefits, 2,900 households are without a permanent home in the borough. They are forced to live for long periods in temporary accommodation, including hostels. The Gazette’s Hidden Homeless campaign has revealed hundreds are now living in homeless hostels owned by private landlords… Read full this story
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