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District Councils’ Network repeat warning that 500,000 face homelessness

Back in the height of lockdown, the District Councils’ Network’s research that found almost 500,000 people would face homelessness off the back of the Covid-19 pandemic focused minds at The Big Issue.

The shocking figure graced our ‘Stay Alert’ satirical magazine cover back in May and was one of the major driving forces behind the formation of our Ride Out Recession Alliance. Big Issue founder Lord John Bird insisted that people on the margins must be protected from “falling into the treacle of homelessness”.

Today the DCN is repeating that stark warning, stating that 486,242 people could be at risk of spiralling into homelessness once the eviction ban in England lifts on August 23.

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