Tonight in one of the world’s richest countries, more than 300,000 people won’t have a home to call their own. They will sleep instead in temporary accommodation, in homeless hostels, in rooms provided by social services – and in the worst case out on the streets.
295,000 of them will be housed at the expense – and rightly so – of the rest of us. We are a rich country and we do things about this. The other 5,000 or so have issues which aren’t about the lack of housing in the first place.