The number of homeless people sleeping on the streets of England has increased by more than a quarter in a year, while the government spends billions on housing illegal migrants in hotels across the country.
According to figures released by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities from a single night in autumn last year, there were 3,069 people “sleeping rough” on the streets last year, compared to 2,443 in 2021, representing a 25.6% increase.
London, led by far-left Mayor Sadiq Khan, experienced the year’s sharpest increase in homeless people, rising 34% from 640 in 2021 to 858 last year.
When the figures were broken down by nationality, though specific countries other than the UK were not listed, the overwhelming majority of homeless people recorded were British-born, totaling 1,966 people or 64%. Meanwhile, 632 were from EU countries, 179 were from neither the UK nor the EU, and 292 were of unknown nationality.
The problem of homelessness remains overwhelmingly male, with nearly 83 percent, or 2,539 homeless people, being men last year. In contrast, the snapshot listed 464 women as being homeless and 66 people not identified as either gender.
Despite the fact that thousands of British citizens are currently sleeping on the streets, the government has decided to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to house thousands of illegal migrants while they seek asylum.
Over 40,000 migrants are currently being housed in hotels across the country, with estimates putting the cost of the scheme at up to £7 million per day.
Total annual costs for the asylum system, which has been overwhelmed by record numbers of illegal immigrants pouring across the English Channel, have already surpassed £2 billion.