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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


The Chancellor today announced a further £10 million funding over two years to the Rough Sleeping Fund as part of his Autumn Statement 2016.


Today the Government announced its support for the Homelessness Reduction Bill - a private member's bill put forward by Bob Blackman MP. The bill is due for its second reading on Friday 28 October but unless at least 100 MPs are in attendance on the day, it could easily be blocked or talked out.


Today sees the publication of the final draft of the Homelessness Reduction Bill' - a private member's bill put forward by Bob Blackman MP.


MP have been pledging their support for a new law to help tackle homelessness after meeting with campaigners from across the country during a mass lobby organised by Crisis.


Hundreds of campaigners, many with experience of homelessness, will be meeting their MPs in Westminster today to ask them to support the Homelessness Reduction Bill during a crucial parliamentary debate on October 28.


The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced a new funding programme for local areas to reduce homelessness.


Crisis is calling on the Government to back the Homelessness Reduction Bill following a ringing endorsement by the Communities and Local Government Committee.


Bob Blackman MP has announced that he will use his Private Members Bill to champion a new law aimed at tackling and preventing homelessness in England.


As Crisis opens its Christmas centres to an expected 4,000 homeless guests, new research reveals how one in four homeless people will spend this Christmas alone.


There are fears that Scotland's ambitions to tackle homelessness are under threat according to a report Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


Over 10,000 people have signed to support the No One Turned Away campaign, demanding a review of help single homeless people get under the law.


Crisis has today responded to an annual survey of homelessness services in England conducted by umbrella body, Homeless Link.


Housing benefit cuts, especially the bedroom tax, and a chronic lack of social housing could reverse Scotland's progress in tackling homelessness.


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.


After narrating Crisis' Christmas radio advert, and first ever TV advert, which together raised over ?370,000, Sir Ian McKellen visited Crisis at Christmas to see how the money was spent.


Crisis sent representatives to the Liberal Democrat Party Conference this week to ensure housing was pushed up the political agenda.


Crisis has branded a new government report that aims to tackle rising homelessness a 'missed opportunity'.


On the day statistics reveal homelessness rising yet higher, homelessness charity Crisis calls for a housing policy 'revolution' to stem the rising tide of homelessness across the country.


Short film released by Crisis looks at the devastating consequences of rising homelessness.


107,060 people approached their local council as homeless in 2011, government statistics reveal, prompting Crisis to call for better help for all homeless people.


The 40 Crisis supporters on our Walk to End Homeless have completed the first day of their sixty miles journey from Kent to London. They are walking to draw attention the No One Turned Away campaign and to mark the 40th anniversary of Crisis at Christmas.


Crisis has warned that the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) system is still failing vulnerable people despite changes proposed in an independent review a year ago.


A new service, No Second Night Out, has been established to help people who are sleeping rough in London for the first time, and find them an immediate alternative so they don't spend another night on the streets.


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.


We'll be handing our Expose the truth campaign petition into Downing Street in April. Make sure you've signed it - and let us know if you fancy joining us to deliver it.

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Channel 4 News has highlighted Crisis' Mystery Shoppers research in an investigation into women who are victims of domestic violence and not getting the help they need from their local council. The Crisis research revealed local authorities were not giving people the help that they were entitled to when they approached for assistance.

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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 volunteer Mariama Tushmemeriirwe took to Anthony Gormley's fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square to help Crisis campaign to save more people from homelessness. She threw jellypeople through the safety net around the plinth to represent the thousands of people not getting the help they need when they approach their local authority for help


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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