Homeless Families Bill

With record homelessness, too many children and families are living in hotel rooms. We believe that every child deserves a place to call home.

Introduced by Jan O’Sullivan in 2017, Labour’s Homeless Families Bill would give due regard to the rights of the child and protect families vulnerable to facing eviction and homelessness.

The prospect of homelessness is one of the hardest challenges any child or family can face. Yet what have we seen from Government on this issue? A continued lack of supply, an almost complete surrender of responsibility to the private market, and a devastating decision to lift the eviction ban that was acting as a life raft to many families.

Housing for All is failing to protect those who need it most. In a modern, ‘wealthy’ society, it is shameful that we have children who are doing their homework on hotel room floors.

This conservative coalition must wake up to the reality of this crisis and put families and children first by enacting Labour’s Homeless Families Bill.

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