HOMELESSNESS in Harlow has reached its lowest since 2010, with a reduction of 54 per cent between January 2018 and January 2019, according to figures released by Harlow charity, Streets2Homes.
In March, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, secured £231,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to tackle homelessness in Harlow. This followed £255,000 of funding for Harlow from the MHCLG as part of the Housing Secretary’s Rough Sleeping Initiative Fund to support those sleeping rough and at risk.
Robert Halfon said: “The news from Streets2Homes that homelessness is at its lowest level since 2010 is a real step in the right direction, but we must continue the hard work to ensure that the problem of homelessness is solved for good and no one is without a home. I’m continuing to campaign for even more funding for Harlow.
“We are fortunate to have an organisation like Streets2Homes in our town – they do an incredible job of tackling homelessness in our community and this news is a testament to their hard work.”
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