By Steven Preece:
The Chartered Institute for Housing has responded to “worrying”
homelessness statistics, which show that the number of households
accepted by local authorities as statutory homeless is on the rise.
The data reveals that between 1 January and 31 March 2017 local
authorities accepted 14,600 households as being statutorily homeless, up
1% on the previous quarter and down 1% on the same quarter last year.