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Homeless Link has signed an open letter to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt calling on the Government to "urgently unfreeze housing benefit", following no announcement on LHA rates in the recent Spring Budget.

The letter, which was coordinated by Shelter and signed by national housing and homelessness organisations including Centrepoint, Generation Rent and St Mungo's, made the point that "it is now almost impossible to find a home for renters relying on housing benefit, with 49 out of 50 advertised private lets unaffordable."

The letter went on to say that "keeping housing benefit frozen is regrettably driving homelessness up." Before concluding that the Government "cannot wait until the Autumn Statement to put this right."

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Nye Jones

Campaigns Manager

Nye is Campaigns Manager at Homeless Link