Almost 40 Hull families - including 64 children - do not have a permanent home to call their own.

New figures published today by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government reveal 37 families across Hull were living in temporary accommodation at the end of June this year.

This means they had been housed by Hull City Council because they had no permanent place to live.

The figures also revealed 64 children were homeless and were forced to live in temporary accommodation.

Campaigners urged for the new government to “turn its attention on our worsening housing emergency”.

The new figures come at the same time as housing charity Shelter’s annual report, which found at least 280,000 people are homeless across England.

The analysis revealed around one in 200 people are sleeping rough, or living in hostels and temporary accommodation.

37 families across Hull were without a home
37 families across Hull were without a home

In response to today’s figures, Polly Neate, chief executive at Shelter, said: “Now the election is over, the new government must turn its attention on our worsening housing emergency.

“This is an emergency that is tipping thousands of people into homelessness, forcing parents to raise children in grim B&Bs and uprooting families from their jobs, schools and loved ones.

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“Wildly expensive private rents, housing benefit cuts and decades of failure to build the social homes we need, are the reasons why 127,000 children in England will wake up homeless on Christmas Day - a figure everyone in Westminster should pay attention to.”

Across England, 86,130 families were living in temporary accommodation at the end of June this year - up from 82,390 families the previous year.

Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said: “We have a moral imperative to act to reduce homelessness.

“One homeless person is one too many and this Government is taking action to protect those most at risk.

“Last year the number of homeless people sleeping rough fell by two per cent.

"More people are getting the support they need to start rebuilding their lives - backed by £1.2bn in funding to reduce all forms of homelessness and rough sleeping, the duty we’ve placed on councils to provide vital help to those who need it, and our commitment to building the homes this country needs.

“But there is more we can do - which is why we committed in our manifesto to more integrated working of local health and housing services and the renewal of the affordable homes programme, helping prevent people from falling into homelessness.”

What the council say

A spokeswoman for Hull City Council said: "Wherever possible Hull City Council tries to avoid using bed and breakfast accommodation to accommodate homeless people.

"Today (December 19) there is only one person in a B&B, who is due to move out tomorrow into suitable temporary accommodation.

"Our aim is to ensure that those who are facing homelessness or fleeing violence have appropriate emergency accommodation in a furnished temporary flat or house.

"Our Housing Options team then supports these households to find permanent homes."

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