Articles tagged with "Housing"
Crisis will receive £1 million from the Department of Communities and Local Government to continue its work to help single homeless people find a home in private rented accommodation.
Crisis has warned that measures announced in the Queen's speech for private landlords to perform immigrations checks are unworkable.
A ten per cent rise in homelessness highlights the need for an urgent reversal of cuts to housing benefit.
Crisis response to Budget focuses on housing, welfare cuts and Right to Buy.
Crisis has launched Making it Count, an online toolkit to help schemes across the country show the excellent value for money they represent.
A programme which has helped almost 4,000 single homeless people into private rented accommodation since 2010 will be expanded with funding for 23 additional schemes.
Crisis Skylight London clients and staff met Housing Minister Mark Prisk today when he visited its East London education and training centre.
Homelessness charity Crisis urgently needs to find a building to house 150 homeless people over Christmas after one of its nine centres failed a fire safety check.
Crisis Skylight London is entering into its fourth year of working with International House Trust.
Ed Sheeran gave his support to the Crisis No Going Home campaign, to defend housing benefit for under 25s with five exclusive videos.
Ed Sheeran took part in a guitar class at Crisis, Skylight education, training and employment centre in Newcastle on Saturday 10 November and helped launch No Going Home, defending housing benefit for young people.
Crisis has launched No Going Home as plans to abolish housing benefit for under-25s could leave tens of thousands of young people homeless.
Crisis raised housing and homelessness issues at this week's Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
Crisis has been raising housing and homelessness issues at this week's Labour Party Conference in Manchester.
Crisis sent representatives to the Liberal Democrat Party Conference this week to ensure housing was pushed up the political agenda.
A new guide to successfully supporting ex-offenders into private renting housing has been launched by Crisis.
Crisis has joined with 50 leading housing organisations to support Homes for Britain - an initiative calling for housing to be put at the top of the political agenda.
Homeless families need decent rented accommodation
01.08.12| Topics: Housing
Crisis has set out its recommendations for rented accommodation offered to homeless families forced into the private rented sector.
Crisis calls for clear guidance in light of Newham Council plans
24.04.12| Topics: Housing
Crisis is concerned by reports of Newham Council seeking to place homeless households in Stoke on Trent.
Homelessness lessons from home and abroad
14.02.12| Topics: Housing
International findings on homelessness explored in lecture at Somerset House.
Crisis responds to the 'long overdue' housing strategy, Laying the Foundations.
Crisis has been selected as a finalist in the public service category for the annual 2011/2012 Landlord and Letting awards.
The Government has promised that a working group of ministers with responsibilities around homelessness will consider Crisis' proposal that single homeless people should have a right to emergency accommodation.
Four out of ten of single homeless people have squatted at some point, so Government plans to criminalise squatting risk hitting the most vulnerable.
The deadline for early applications to the Crisis Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme has passed, but there is still time for organisations to submit bids for funding.
Crisis has come out in opposition of the government's plans to criminalise squatting. The charity is calling for the government to rethink the plans, as they will lead to the criminalisation of vulnerable people.
In the current economic climate, homelessness in Britain has been getting worse. As a result, Crisis has been receiving a lot of coverage, with media outlets asking for our opinion on homeless issues.
Crisis, in conjunction with the charity Shelter, has backed a report released by the Local Government Ombudsman which condemns local councils for consistent failings and injustices when dealing with people at risk of homelessness.
Through the PRS Access Development Programme, Crisis allocates funding to voluntary and community agencies to help them support single homeless people into good quality, sustainable private rented accommodation. Crisis is now accepting applications for the next round of funds to be allocated.
Channel 4 appeals for tenants of ‘landlords from hell’
04.07.11| Topics: Housing
On Monday 4 July, Jon Snow presented a special Dispatches programme revealing how some private landlords are letting out properties where the conditions are truly shocking.
Crisis supporter David Rowntree, the drummer from the band Blur, has made an appearance on the BBC's Daily Politics show, discussing the Shared Accommodation Rate and his objections to the proposals to extend it to people under 35 years of age.
Crisis has announced that its Private Rented Sector Access Development Programme will fund 80 new local schemes in 2011-12. Voluntary and community organisations are now being invited to apply to the programme for funding to help single homeless people access and sustain private rented accommodation in their local area.
On Monday parliament will debate the Localism Bill, which will make it harder for homeless people to get a stable, secure home.
Over 100 organisations have applied for DCLG funding distributed by Crisis to set up new services to help single homeless people access accommodation in the private rented sector. Applications closed on 31 December with funding decisions to be made by the end of January 2011.
Government 'peddling myths' to sell housing benefit cuts
02.11.10| Topics: Benefits
The coalition Government is misrepresenting the reality of benefit claimants and the impacts cuts will have according to Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.
Comprehensive spending review: Coalition breaks fairness pledge
22.10.10| Topics: Benefits
Crisis has warned that poor and vulnerable adults will be hit hardest by cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review.
Nationwide response to Crisis Housing Benefit analysis
31.08.10| Topics: Benefits
Following Crisis' response to the Housing Benefit cuts proposed by the Coalition Government, there has been substantial coverage of Crisis' findings in regional media.
Following campaigning by Crisis, Shelter, the CIH and Citizens' Advice, a new law has been passed protecting tenants whose landlords are repossessed.
Crisis and Shelter are jointly warning that the Government is failing private tenants. The Government had said it would introduce a new law to protect tenants who have kept up with their rent, but find themselves facing sudden eviction because their landlord has not paid the mortgage. But it was not published today as had been expected.
The Crisis Conference 2009 was a great success with Shadow Housing Minister, Grant Shapps MP, committing to change the way Local Housing Allowance is paid to tenants. Also new guidance was issued to the 200 Private Rented Sector Access Schemes across the country.
More details for the Crisis Conference, 22 October 2009, have been announced. Speakers include the Homelessness Minister Ian Austin MP and Shadow Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP. The conference will concentrate on issues around the private rented sector.
Crisis and the National Landlords Association (NLA) joined forces at the Conservative Party Conference to deliver a vision for the private rented sector to encourage growth, professional standards and ways to get rid of the worst examples of practice. Both organisations want government better to acknowledge the important role the private rented sector plays and how access schemes play a vital part in opening up the private rented accommodation to homeless people.
Crisis has exposed the truth about the paltry help single homeless people get when they ask their local council for assistance. Crisis is campaigning with a petition calling on the Government to widen the homelessness safety net so that every homeless person gets the help they need. Please help by signing up to our petition.
Crisis has voiced its opposition to proposed Government plans to changes to the Local Housing Allowance (the new form of housing benefit for private sector tenants). At the moment, tenants who find accommodation costing less than the full allowance are allowed to keep up to £15 a week. This flexibility was an integral part of the Government's original design of LHA, which was introduced last year.
Councils are not giving people the protection from homelessness they are entitled to, research undertaken by Crisis has revealed. Local authorities are failing in their duties to properly assess people who approach them to judge their vulnerability, sometimes leaving them at severe risk of homelessness.