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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 Work and Pensions Select Committee has published a report calling for a full independent review of benefit sanctions.


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


Plans to penalise low income families for having young adult job seekers living at home could drive up youth homelessness, Crisis and Shelter warn.


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.


World renowned actor Sir Ian McKellen has narrated the first ever Crisis at Christmas TV advert which Crisis supporters now have the chance to preview on YouTube before it is broadcast in December.


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


The Crisis Commission opened its doors for the first time at a star studded private view at Somerset House.


International findings on homelessness explored in lecture at Somerset House.


Crisis responds to the 'long overdue' housing strategy, Laying the Foundations.


Crisis is calling on campaigners to challenge two legal changes that will lead to more homelessness: cuts to housing benefit for 25 to 35 year-olds and a move to criminalise squatting in residential properties.


Government figures report another rise in homelessness today as new research published by homelessness charity Crisis warns that the situation is set to get worse.


Gordon Brown was yesterday (11 November) challenged at Prime Minister's Question Time to pledge that the Government would not push through cuts which will affect some of the poorest tenants. Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, asked why the Government was planning to make this potentially damaging cut. You can find out more and take action to support the Crisis 'Poor choice' campaign by clicking on the link below.

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Crisis has launched a new campaign. We're opposing a Government cut which would see some of the poorest tenants, already struggling on very low incomes, suddenly lose up to £15 a week. Crisis is worried that this would lead to increases in debt, rent arrears and, in the worst cases, homelessness. We know that budgets are under pressure, but are dismayed that the Government is choosing to take money from the poorest at this difficult time. It’s a poor choice. Find out more and take action to support the campaign.

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