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    Post A housing charity has called into question

    From Government accused of underestimating homelessness problem | Society | Society Guardian

    In the sentence below, what do the words in bold mean?

    A housing charity has called into question the government's progress in reducing rough sleeping after counting twice as many homeless people on the streets of a city as official figures recorded.


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    Re: A housing charity has called into question

    "Housing charity" = a charity which is concerned with the problems of those who are homeless or who are not able to afford the cost of housing.

    "called into question" = is expressing doubt about something.

    "rough sleeping" = those people who live rough in the streets as they either cannot afford or are unable to find somewhere to live.

    The government's statistics claim that there are fewer people who are in this situation than there were when they came to power. The charities, who deal with the actual people, strongly disagree.

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