The boss of a Kent charity says homelessness levels in the county have reached 'frightening levels' as people struggle to afford housing.
Figures show a steep rise in rough sleepers in the last year alone.
In Kent, in the year to March 2016, 509 people were classed as homeless. 78 of them were under 25.
The following year that had risen to 707 a rise of 38% - with 134 of them under 25.
A new report says the problem of homelessness is particularly bad in rural areas.
Sarah Saunders spoke to former homeless man Alan, Mike Barrett of the charity Porchlight and homeless people at the Catching Lives centre in Canterbury and Charlotte Snelling of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Reaction continues to the news that the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has given approval to the development of 2,000 new homes at Barton Farm, Winchester.
The CALA Group says that in its plans 40% (800) of the properties will be affordable housing, with supporting infrastructure and associated community facilities to help meet the city's housing needs.