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Inquiry launched into impact of coronavirus on homelessness and private rented sector

The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee will examine the government’s ‘Everyone In’ scheme, which was launched at the end of March to ensure rough sleepers were housed in hotels or emergency accommodation.

It will also look into various government schemes that provide support to private renters during the coronavirus crisis, including halting evictions for three months and raising the Local Housing Allowance rate.

In a statement the HCLG Committee said: “There are concerns about the short and long-term impact of these strategies, including the quality of accommodation and access to amenities, such as for homeless people in temporary accommodation and the exit strategy when social distancing measures are reduced.”

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