New plan to end direct provision is unrealistic and unworkable, officials warn
Department of Housing claims ‘untenable’ own-door proposal would drive up rents and lead to legal challenges
The proposal to house asylum seekers in own door accommodation provided by local authorities has been described as “unworkable” , “unimplementable” and “unrealistic” by the Department of Housing.
The department has claimed the measure would result in greater levels of homelessness and would exacerbate rental inflation at a time when the government is attempting to reduce it.
It has warned the move would lead to legal challenges as it would “create a situation whereby the ...