Campaigners facing eviction are calling for residents in temporary accommodation to be placed in secure housing.

Residents living on the Love Lane estate in Tottenham, Haringey are soon to see their estate demolished as part of regeneration plans.

But this has left some residents on the estate unsure of whether they will be rehoused – particularly those living in temporary accommodation.

Recent figures from the charity Shelter revealed the number of homeless people living in temporary accommodation in the borough was the second highest out of any area in the UK.

A total of 9,173 homeless people in Haringey are living in temporary accommodation, with 43 being recorded to be sleeping rough - bringing the total of homeless people in the borough to just over 2,100.

Members of the group Temporary Accommodation Group (TAG) Love Lane - want residents of the Love Lane estate in Tottenham who live in temporary accommodation to be rehoused before they are made homeless.

Group chairman Tash Bonner said: “Haringey Council is not adequately housing those who are homeless and instead putting them on sites that are due to be demolished.

“Local councils are making the housing crisis worse by selling off land to private developers.”

With the housing estate due to be demolished as part of an estate regeneration scheme Mr Bonner raised fears for those with non-secure tenancies.

He said: “There is no security that could push members of TAG Love Lane into homelessness.

“Communication and transparency from the council has been utterly poor.

“After a long struggle we are being listen to somewhat, but unfortunately, being heard is simply not enough. We need action to be taken in the direction of us being permanently housed.”

Mr Bonner also said residents on the estate who were temporarily housed there were suffering as a result of being moved around between different temporary homes.

Citing one example he said: “One mother suffered mentally from living on a demolition site and not knowing where she will be going to live, whether it be permanent or another temporary house and being kept constantly in the dark.”

Paul Nicholson, who is also campaigning against homelessness in the borough, blamed councils forcing people who need homes into private rented accommodation they cannot pay for.

Mr Nicholson said: “It’s a very cruel system that when you can’t pay the rent you are forced onto the streets.

“People are being forced into debt, hunger, mental and physical illness, infant deaths and shortened lives.”

A spokesperson for Haringey Council said:  Haringey, like all other boroughs in London, is facing the stark impacts of the housing crisis. Everybody deserves a safe, secure and affordable home.

“The only way to address the huge gap between housing supply and demand is by building more social rented homes.

“This is why Haringey has committed to providing 1,000 new council homes and why we are seeking to increase the number of affordable and social rented homes, which will be delivered as part of the High Road West Scheme, which includes the Love Lane Estate.

“We have made commitments to those living on the Love Lane Estate, and we will ensure they are fully supported throughout the process.”