The number of people sleeping rough in Yorkshire increased by 50% between 2010 and 2016, research published today has found.
The National Audit Office said a survey carried out in August last year found an estimated 172 people on the streets – up from around 120 six years earlier.
Nationally, there were more than 4,000 rough sleepers, a 134% rise since the Conservatives took power.
There were 77,240 households in temporary accommodation in March 2017, an increase of 60% since March 2011.
These households included 120,540 children, an increase of 73 per cent over the same period.
Homelessness costs the public sector more than £1bn a year.
The NAO said that the government's Department for Communities and Local Government, which is responsible for managing homelessness lacks what it calls a "cross-government strategy" to tackle the problem.
Amyas Morse, head of the NAO, said:
A government spokesman said: