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Housing

A shortage of homes and high rents both cause homelessness. These issues also make it difficult for people to move on from homelessness into a stable home.

What is the solution?

We are calling on governments across the UK to provide more low cost housing for people who need it. Rents should be set at levels that people on low incomes can afford, or benefit rules should be changed. Councils, housing associations and private landlords must all make sure that their properties are of a decent standard. People should not have to move every few months. We want to see more schemes that help homeless people find and keep accommodation.

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The issues explained

Housing supply

There is not enough good quality affordable housing for the people that need it.

Private renting

Renting from a private landlord is the only housing option for many people. But rents are high and properties are often in poor condition.

Housing models and types

Not all homeless people need the same sort of housing. Some people need more than just a roof over their head.

Housing affordability

In many parts of the country, rented accommodation is too expensive for people on low incomes.

How this impacts homelessness

Our evidence on the different types of housing available in the UK and barriers to accessing them.

only

20%

of private landlords will let their properties to homeless people

Six out of ten councils find it hard to access social tenancies for homeless people

Campaign

To rebuild your life after homelessness you need more than a roof over your head. You need a home. No less will do.

Home. No less will do campaign

This blog originally featured on Huffington Post This week the new Government set out its priorit...


22/06/2017
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Scotland’s Housing Minister will today pledge his support to Crisis, as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good. Kevin Stewart MSP’s support comes after the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, also pledged to work with Crisis to achieve its aims of ending homelessness.


15/05/2017
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Today the Homelessness Reduction Bill cleared its third and final reading in the House of Lords. This comes as new homelessness statistics released today show that the number of households in temporary accommodation in England rose by 10% over the course of 2016.


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What you can do

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Add your voice to the thousands of Crisis campaigners who sign petitions, email their MP and raise awareness. 


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