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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.


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).


Read our response to the government's white paper on housing.


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan today announced plans for a £50m fund to help homeless people, including former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse, by delivering properties specifically earmarked for people needing to move on from hostels and refuges.


Government figures out today show that there were 74,630 households in temporary accommodation on 30 September this year, an increase of 9% at the same point last year


Homelessness in Northern Ireland remains at historically high levels, with rising numbers of households officially accepted as homeless over the past three years, according to new research published today by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).


Government figures show that 15,170 households were accepted as homeless between April and June of 2016, a rise of 3% on the previous quarter and a 10% rise on the same quarter last year.


Crisis has launched a two year funding programme offering a total of ?150k to local projects supporting homeless people or those at risk of homelessness to rent a home.


Clients of Crisis have used a pioneering method of house building to build a prototype home.


Seven projects funded and supported by Crisis have been celebrated for excellence in helping homeless people into private rented accommodation.


Crisis' Housing Team has prepared a new resource to help organisations working with homeless people moving into shared accommodation.


Read Crisis' response to 'troubling' new government statistics showing an increase in the numbers of homeless households.


New independent research published by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation reveals the true scale of homelessness in England.


Crisis has been giving advice on helping homeless people move into rented accommodation at a series of events across the country.


Landmark study provides first comprehensive picture of homelessness in Northern Ireland.


Labour proposal would ban letting agent fees and grant three year tenancies.


Crisis has called for urgent action after figures revealed that, despite signs of economic recovery, the number of people sleeping rough in London has risen again.


Crisis warns a 'woeful' lack of housebuilding could increase homelessness, and criticises the benefit cap.


Homeless people in Oxford will get help finding and keeping a place to call home from Crisis' new dedicated housing team in the city.


Nine per cent of adults in England have experienced homelessness at some point in their life, new research published today has revealed.


Homelessness figures show soaring prices and cuts are forcing out increasing numbers of London tenants.


Nine projects that help homeless people find a place to call home have been selected as Private Renting Champions by Crisis.


Welfare reform, particularly cuts to housing benefit such as the bedroom tax, will drive homelessness upwards in Wales, research unveiled at the Welsh Assembly today revealed.


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.


Crisis has set out its recommendations for rented accommodation offered to homeless families forced into the private rented sector.


Crisis is concerned by reports of Newham Council seeking to place homeless households in Stoke on Trent.


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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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Crisis has warned that poor and vulnerable adults will be hit hardest by cuts announced in the comprehensive spending review.

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Following Crisis' response to the Housing Benefit cuts proposed by the Coalition Government, there has been substantial coverage of Crisis' findings in regional media.

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Following campaigning by Crisis, Shelter, the CIH and Citizens' Advice, a new law has been passed protecting tenants whose landlords are repossessed.

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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.

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29.10.09

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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