The government has yet to confirm the announcement, but Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnhamconfirmedthe existence of such a letter via social media on Friday morning.
Jon Sparkes, chief executive of Crisis, welcomed the“unprecedented”move, insisting that it proves ending homelessness can be achieved by 2020, if PM Boris Johnson’s administration prioritise the issue. However, Sparkes revealed that it was not clear at present what funds the government would be funnelling to councils – if any – to carry out such an undertaking.
The seismic intervention by the British state to effectively end all homelessness in the country has ledmanyto ask why it hasn't happened until now – perfectly crystalised by one person who angrilytweeted:“It’s an utter disgrace that we needed a global pandemic to do it.”
There were countless people suggesting that homelessness has been a political choice, if as it would appear it really is that easy to solve.
Oh so it really is that easy after all is it... almost like letting people suffer and sleep on the streets is a political choice