Number of families living in temporary accommodation in Southend increases

January 9, 2018 by Leigh-on-sea.com


The number of familiies living in temporary accommodation in Southend peaked at 116 in November 2017 causing increased concern. 

A southend Council monthly performance report highlighted the concerning tally of 'households' in need of homes. 

Mark Flewitt, councillor for housing, planning and sustainability was keen to highlight that Southend Council has been working proactively to tackle the ongoing problem with local funding by the central government coming into place, a letter to suggest introduction of rent controls on private sector landlords along with other avenues due to be visited. 

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