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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.


Crisis has welcomed a report by the Committee of Public Accounts which says that 'suspending benefit payments can lead to rent arrears and homelessness'.


The National Audit Office has published a report showing that the Department for Work & Pensions should do more to examine the impact of sanctions on people claiming benefits.


New Welsh legislation aimed at preventing homelessness has been welcomed in research released today by homelessness charity Crisis.


Read Crisis' take on proposals on homelessness, housing and benefits from the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the SNP.


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


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


Crisis has warned of a postcode lottery in the use of benefit sanctions as research by the charity reveals a map of 'hotspots'.


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


Politicians from across the political divide attended a Westminster Hall debate on support for single homeless people.


Group scoops Oustanding Achievement Award at Edinburgh Adult Learners' Week 2014.


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


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


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


'Cruel' benefits sanctions leave hundreds of thousands at risk of hardship and homelessness


Crisis is inviting you to put your questions to a panel at the Great Welfare Debate, its sold out 2013 conference which takes place on Monday.


Don Foster MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, to lead speakers at the Crisis Conference 2013.


Crisis response to Budget focuses on housing, welfare cuts and Right to Buy.


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


Young people and families are set to bear the brunt of rising homelessness, says new Crisis research.


Official figures from the Department for Work and Pensions have shown only 3.7 per cent of Work Programme participants were found jobs by the Government's flagship back to work initiative in its first 14 months.


Ed Sheeran gave his support to the Crisis No Going Home campaign, to defend housing benefit for under 25s with five exclusive videos.


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 warned that the chancellor's plan to cut housing benefit for under-25s will leave tens of thousands vulnerable to homelessness.


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


Crisis has outlined its concerns at how Universal Credit - the Government's new, simplified benefits system - will work in practice once it is introduced in October 2013.


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.


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.


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.


Crisis has welcomed news that the Government has dropped plans to cut the housing benefit of people struggling to find work, but stressed that further changes are needed if the Welfare Reform Bill is to work for the poorest and most vulnerable.

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The Government has just taken a big step towards making severe cuts to Housing Benefit law, even though it has admitted that they could lead to homelessness. Concerned MPs have tabled a motion opposing the cuts. Please help put pressure on the Government by asking your MP to sign it.

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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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Cuts to Housing Benefit will mean serious hardship for many of the poorest households in Britain, but many people have a false impression of the benefits system and benefit claimants. Crisis has produced a tabloid-style leaflet to challenge the myths and misconceptions around Housing Benefit.

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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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We're delighted that the Government has listened to our warnings not to make cuts that would hit poor tenants hard. Big thanks go to all the Crisis e-campaigners who took action to make some noise about this.

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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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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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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.


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