One in fifty Londoners are now homeless
Nearly one in 50 Londoners are currently homeless, an annual report by housing charity Shelter has reported.
More than 170,000 people in the London are sleeping rough, in temporary accommodation, or living in hostels.
This means 2,000 more Londoners are homeless this year than in 2018.
And the report estimates an extra 150 people are sleeping on the streets of the capital this year.
The city has the highest rate of homelessness in the country, according to the study.
Newham is the worst affected council area nationally, with 14,535 homeless people – meaning one in 24 residents does not have a permanent place to live.
In Haringey, 9,276 people are without a permanent home, while 5,259 are homeless in Kensington and Chelsea – meaning one in 29 people is affected in each borough.
The twelve worst affected local authorities are all in London, and twenty-five of the thirty worst areas nationally are in the city.