Councillors to debate new strategy to tackle homelessness in Lichfield – Lichfield Live

Councillors are set to debate a strategy designed to tackle homelessness and ensure adequate housing provision in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Members of Lichfield District Council’s cabinet will discuss the new Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy at a meeting on 2nd June.

In a report to the group, Cllr Ashley Yeates, cabinet member for communities and housing, said a number of key issues had been identified.

These include house prices meaning home ownership being out of reach of many young people, high rent levels and a shortage of affordable social rented housing.

Cllr Yeates added:

“We have an increasing number of individuals approaching us that need support due to mental health issues, and an increasing number of customers with multiple and complex housing needs.”

Cllr Ashley Yeates, Lichfield District Council

The report added that there was also an increase in the number of rough sleepers in Lichfield city centre.

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