Thursday, 14 October 2010

Housing Allowance changes and homelessness in Hackney

New research released by Shelter shows that Hackney will be one of the worst affected areas of the country by the proposed cuts in Housing Allowance.
Figures show that Hackney is in the top 20 worst affected local authorities in the country. Households in Hackney living in a 3-bedroom flat or house would be £113 worse off under the changes being proposed. This would result in families being forced to move and threatens an increase in the number of people presenting themselves as homeless to the council.
Nationally, the research - undertaken by the University of Cambridge - shows that 134,000 households will either be evicted or forced to move when the cuts come in next year and an an estimated 35,000 will approach their local authorities for housing assistance.

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