“More than half of families living in temporary accommodation in England are in employment “working every hour they can”, says housing charity Shelter.
Its analysis suggests 55% of families (33,000) living in temporary digs were also working in 2017 – up 73% on 2013.
The charity blames a mix of expensive private rents, a housing benefit freeze and a chronic lack of social housing.
The government said it was investing £1.2bn to support homeless people.
Temporary accommodation is the property offered to people by local authorities after they have been declared without a permanent home.
“The link between an income and a job, which used to be enough to secure a home, is just completely breaking down in the housing market,” Greg Beales, Shelter’s director of policy, told BBC Breakfast. …”