Family of six are facing homelessness after being evicted by a church
Iain and Kelly Price have lived in their home for two years but their landlord the Diocese of Truro, Cornwall wants it back as they are recruiting a new clergy person.Iain and Kelly Price (pictured) have lived in their home for two years but their landlord the Diocese of Truro, Cornwall wants it back as they are recruiting a new clergy person They added they were finding the costs of private rentals prohibitive and there was not sufficient social housing stock.The Diocese of Truro said: 'Since the tenancy commenced, it has been made clear that the tenancy is short-term and, should the property be required for a clergy person, the tenancy agreement may not be renewed and/or if it continues to run periodically may be ended with the appropriate notice given.'In this case, the property is required as the diocese will soon be recruiting for a clergy person for that area.
There are currently 22,000 households on Cornwall's social housing register, the figure was 9,000 in March 2020.'We are taking action to address Cornwall's housing crisis from increasing the availability of emergency accommodation to increasing the delivery of new council housing for social rent and shared ownership.