A CHARITY boss today said the number of homeless applications being made in Aberdeen is “worrying”.
Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, also issued a stark warning that “short-sighted” cuts to housing benefit entitlement will see the number increase.
Scottish Government figures revealed applications in Aberdeen increased by 14% between April 2014 and March 2015.
Out of the 32 local authority areas, Aberdeen was second in the number of people who slept rough the night before applying for assistance.
There were 103 applications.
Aberdeenshire was third in the table with 70 cases and Moray fifth with 30 cases.
The number of households in Aberdeen who are living in temporary housing has also risen by 24% in the last year.
Mr Brown said a lack of affordable housing is the main cause of homelessness.