One of the lessons for government that may emerge from the
tragic fire at Grenfell Tower is a better understanding and
appreciation of the pressures on those families across the country
that find themselves unintentionally homeless.
In a comment piece published in 24 Housing magazine
ARCH Chief Executive John Bibby explores whether the government's
"hands on" approach to rehousing those made homeless as a result of
the fire will provide a valuable learning experience for government
ministers and officials and lead to a commitment to reduce the
unacceptable length of stay in temporary accommodation faced by
many of the 77,000 + homeless families that were already living in
temporary accommodation before the tragic fire at Grenfell and
argues that to achieve this the government must make a genuine
commitment to increase the supply of social rented housing to meet
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