“Spike in homelessness in East Devon prompt council chiefs to take urgent action”

Just what did EDDC expect when it didn’t challenge developers’ affordable housing viability figures? And good luck with getting either of our MPs to do anything other than mouth well-rehearsed platitudes.

“… Last year, a dramatic rise in the cost of temporary accommodation meant the authority spent £296,000 on short-term accommodation against a budget of £20,000. …

The council has agreed to a number of proposed measures, including the creation of a new ‘homeless accommodation officer’, a move to increase the amount of temporary accommodation and to hold an urgent meeting with local MPs, ahead of the Government’s green paper on housing. …”