It is becoming more and more obvious that homelessness levels are rising as more people notice rough sleepers in cities across the UK. Despite some people's attempts to victim-blame the most vulnerable members of society, homelessness is a political decision, not an individual one. The sixth-biggest economy in the world does not exempt some people from living without a home in this country. It is unacceptable. And it is crucial to first understand the scale of a problem before beginning to solve it. This is why it is essential to know the statistics about homelessness. There are more than 200,000 households suffering from homelessness in England alone every night, as tens of thousands of families and individuals experience the worst form called rough sleeping. The number of homeless households in England has been increasing every year for the last five years, reaching a peak just before the pandemic when the number rose from 207,600 in 2018 to over 219,000 by the end of 2019. As of today, 227,000 households nationwide are experiencing the most severe forms of homelessness. It is noticeable that political leaders lack the political will to invest in ending this social catastrophe. In fact, the issue is frequently overlooked in debates between politicians, and it appears that housing is not a priority for the political class. In reality, it is in the interest of politicians to only partially resolve homelessness. And the threat of losing one's home is enough to keep even the most exploited workers in the job they hate. People are increasingly forced into even more dire conditions as wages become less and less sufficient to cover housing costs. As a result, people work more than one job and work unbearable hours in order to avoid eviction. Politicians have no reason to eliminate that powerful and terrifying incentive. The homeless are mere pawns in politicians' games of chance, in which they gamble their own fortunes and the livelihoods of millions of people. They understand that it is much easier to blame a homeless person than to solve a complex and expensive problem. In fact, solving homelessness systematically requires finding solutions to domestic violence, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, and mental illness. Therefore, political candidates are delighted that most homeless people do not vote. Evidently, these voters are not empowered, as candidates have no advantages in representing them. Finally, despite the Government's new Housing for All Strategy published in 2021 and setting an end to homelessness by 2030, additional measures are needed to combat child and family homelessness. This is especially true for those who are disproportionately affected, such as one-parent families, Traveller families, and people leaving Direct Provision.