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Severe homelessness among minority ethnic communities has risen much faster than in the general population in the last three years, an analysis by Labour has found.

In figures described as a national disgrace by the shadow housing minister, John Healey, those suffering from the worst category – unintentionally homeless and in priority need – are disproportionately from black and Asian communities.

Labour said that among those households defined as black, the numbers rose to 2,190 households in the second quarter of this year – an increase of 21% compared with three years ago – while among those defined as Asian, it increased to 1,210 households in the same period, or 33%.

Among the general population, there was an increase from 12,890 households registered in the second quarter of 2012 to 13,850 households in the same quarter of 2015 – an increase of 7%.

Healey, who highlighted the figures on the Department for Communities and Local Government website, said homelessness overall has risen by a third since David Cameron became prime minister and minority ethnic groups have been particularly badly affected.

Source: UK homelessness rising faster among minority ethnic groups, Labour says | Society | The Guardian

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