its happening and getting worse here in south wales UK
Recently released figures show that just under 400,000 households received Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) in 2013/14. These payments are the sticking plaster used to cover up savage cuts to housing benefits and prevent soaring homelessness in the run up to the election. Many of the payments, which are administered by Local Authorities, are being used to meet rent shortfalls due to the Bedroom Tax.
The figures do not show how long people have been given awards for, other than around 15,000 ongoing payments being granted to foster families and disabled people in adapted accommodation hit by the Bedroom Tax or other cuts. They do show however that over 100,000 families were given short term help until they ‘move into alternative accommodation’. These represent…
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