So the government accepts that its housing benefit changes will see up to 40,000 families made homeless. What’s even more disturbing about this is that the issue is being framed almost entirely in terms of cost: by the government naturally, but also by the opposition and the media. What throwing tens of thousands of people out of their homes provides is evidence that the government can’t do its sums. So let's all have a cosntructive debate on how we make homeless people cheaper. Constructive in this sense means that no one mentions the word 'landlord.'