The council stated that they need urgent cash from the Government, or else face the likely possibility of financial collapse.
Councillor Stephen Holt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, recently hosted a homelessness summit where he warned that as homelessness rises, temporary accommodation fees could threaten many public services.
Holt wrote a letter to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, making urgent requests to overhaul housing policies.
He said: “I hope that Jeremy Hunt will listen to the collective cross-party voice of 119 council leaders and provide the financial support needed to prevent the prolonged suffering of the most vulnerable in society.
“Unless we get an Autumn Statement commitment, multiple council bankruptcies are inevitable and the safety net that so many people rely on will fail.”
In Eastbourne, the council had to find an additional £2.6million in 2022/23 and the figure is predicted to rise to £3.6million in the current financial year.
Councillor Holt concluded: “Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt have the future of frontline public services in their hands and history will judge them very harshly if they don’t acknowledge this crisis and use their considerable powers to address it.”