Facing up to the housing challenge

By Sheila Oxtoby | 29 January 2024

As we start 2024, housing remains a key area of focus for us at Great Yarmouth BC. Like many councils across the country, affordable housing, our own stock and homelessness are all issues that need attention. We are attempting to address these with a range of activities we hope will mitigate the pressures and improve the quality of the stock across tenures.

One of the biggest challenges we face is around an increased need to provide temporary accommodation for homeless households. This has inadvertently led to an increase in the use of bed and breakfast housing that is not only often unsuitable but is also costly to the public purse.

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