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If Theresa May Is Building So Many New Homes, Why Is There A Housing Crisis?

 …and a squeeze on benefits could be the real reason homelessness is up

According to Crisis, a homelessness charity, the biggest cause of homelessness is cuts to benefits. After a welfare cap was introduced in 2013, homelessness soared by 40,000. In London, which accounts for three-quarters of the UK homeless households, rent swallows up the lion’s share of the weekly benefit cap.

And a study by the Chartered Institute for Housing predicts the government’s new benefits cap will have a “widespread and severe” impact on homelessness. 

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/11/14/if-theresa-may-is-building-so-many-new-homes-why-does-no-one-own-one_n_13006180.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics