Thousands of people – many of them children – are in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove, according to newly published figures.
Some 1,655 households – many including children – were in temporary accommodation out of 21,570 households across England but outside London.
The figures – a snapshot taken on Saturday 31 December – indicated that the figure, including London, stood at 75,740 households in temporary accommodation.
Of those, 60,240 households – or almost four in five – included dependent children and/or a pregnant woman, within which there were 118,960 children or expected children.
The average number of children in households in temporary accommodation with children was two.
The number of households per 1,000 in temporary accommodation stood at 12.92 in Brighton and Hove compared with 3.26 across England and 1.1 in England outside London.
The figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government also listed 27,960 applications for housing assistance in England in October, November and December last year.
Of those, 14,420 households were accepted as statutorily homeless – with 91 households in Brighton and Hove accepted as unintentionally homeless and in priority need.
The rate per 1,000 households – at 0.71 was 40 per cent higher than for the rest of the country outside London.