DATA show that homelessness in rural areas in England have risen to 115% in the past two years.
Number of households categorized as homeless by rural local authorities in England reached 19,975 which is an increase more than double from 2017 to 2018.
The figures are according to the analysis of the countryside charity CPRE and the rural services network.
Numbers of households owed homelessness relief by councils are greatest in England’s north east and north west but all areas have recorded an increase.
Many people in rural areas are experiencing homelessness due to lack of affordable housing and rural councils are afraid that housing shortage in the countryside could even worsen soon.