Eastbourne Borough Council Declares a Housing Emergency

The declaration on Wednesday follows a campaign led by the council that highlights the social and financial crisis caused by rising levels of homelessness and the soaring costs associated with temporary accommodation placements.

Meanwhile, to help with those costs the government have accepted a request from the council to give them exceptional financial support, the council will be loaned £3 million for 2023 to 24 and £3 million for the next financial year.

Eastbourne are one of 20 councils to be given exceptional funding by the government.

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