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Brighton's homeless problem a 'key priority'

Shocking new figures have revealed that 1750 households in Brighton and Hove are currently in emergency and temporary accommodation.

Now Brighton and Hove City Council are asking for people to share their views to help tackle the problem of homelessness and rough sleeping.

The authority is developing a new strategy for the next five years - focusing on three main areas: prevention, intervention and recovery. They also want views on a homeless bill of rights for the city.

1750 households in Brighton and Hove are currently in emergency and temporary accommodation Credit: ITV News

Community and faith groups, voluntary and public sector partners and the business community are also being asked to have their say.

  • 78 people are currently sleeping rough in the city
  • 9000 households are on the housing waiting list
  • 500 people were helped by support services in the last year
400 people were helped by homeless support services last year Credit: ITV News

The final strategy will be in place by April 2020.

The survey is open until 8th December - click here to have your say.