Plans have been put forward by a council in Lincolnshire in a bid to house all homeless people by Christmas.
North Kesteven District Council received a £600,000 government grant this year to help tackle homelessness and rough sleepers in the district.
The council’s Communities and Economy Overview and Scrutiny Panel on Wednesday was told how Change4Lincs will work alongside the Rough Sleeper Project to support rough sleepers or people at risk of becoming homeless in the winter.
It provides a support service, outreach service, emergency accommodation as well as move-on accommodation.
This has built upon the Everybody In Scheme, which has managed to house 12 people since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Peter Lundgren said: “The idea of no rough sleepers about at Christmas [means] we could actually look like a first-world economy.
“Essentially we had a five-year plan for homelessness as a county and we seem to have achieved it in six months.
“The outcome is phenomenal.”
Julia Miller, Assistant Housing Services Manager praised Change4Lincs for being a huge benefit to rough sleepers and said: “Already we are achieving positive results in securing accommodation.”