Almost two thirds (64%) of councils across England are struggling to find social tenancies for homeless people, while half find it 'very difficult' to assist applicants into privately rented accommodation, according to a report published today by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
On Friday the Government laid out the regulations that will restrict 18 to 21 year olds from claiming the housing element of Universal Credit.
Crisis backs call to ensure sanctions do not lead to homelessness
21.02.17| Topics: Benefits
Crisis has welcomed a report by the Committee of Public Accounts which says that 'suspending benefit payments can lead to rent arrears and homelessness'.
MPs have debated schemes to help unlock private renting for homeless people, proposed by the national homelessness charity Crisis and the National Landlords Association (NLA).
Crisis responds to government's white paper on housing
08.02.17| Topics: Housing
Read our response to the government's white paper on housing.
Today Bob Blackman MP's Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its Report Stage in the House of Commons.
Charities and government must work together as rough sleeping rises at 'appalling rate'
The Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network's (GHN) call for a new sector-led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.
Watch this film and see how Crisis' volunteers and donors helped thousands of homeless people enjoy warmth, comfort and companionship this Christmas.
Thousands of guests welcomed to Crisis at Christmas
03.01.17| Topics: none
As Crisis at Christmas 2016 draws to a close, provisional figures show that more than 4,500 homeless guests were welcomed in to 14 centres across the UK.