The CrisisBlog

The Crisis Blog: conversations on matters related to homelessness.

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Rebecca Derham @rebeccaderham1 Rebecca is Housing Best Practice Officer at Crisis

Though sharing is often the only option, it can be a good one

For many under 35 year-olds looking for homes in the private rented sector (PRS), sharing with others is often their only option. High rents mean more people need to share, and to share for longer, even if they are earning a decent wage. For those young people claiming benefits, the ‘shared accommodation rate’ (SAR –… Read more

Alice Ashworth @ashworthalice Senior Policy Officer

The Homelessness Reduction Bill clears final hurdle

Yesterday was a dark day for Parliament. But today MPs and peers returned to Westminster to take care of parliamentary business. And thousands of campaigners – myself included – breathed a collective sigh of relief as the Homelessness Reduction Bill cleared its final hurdle in the House of Lords. You’d be forgiven for missing this… Read more

Stubborn housing and welfare policies continue to hold back efforts to tackle homelessness

The annual Homelessness Monitor report, published by Crisis, has been tracking the homelessness impacts of policy and economic change across the UK since 2011 and the latest brings fresh evidence of these challenges. It warns about the impacts of ongoing welfare reforms, the freeze on Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and the limited capacity in… Read more