We are calling on governments across the UK to provide more low cost housing for people who need it. Rents should be set at levels that people on low incomes can afford, or benefit rules should be changed. Councils, housing associations and private landlords must all make sure that their properties are of a decent standard. People should not have to move every few months. We want to see more schemes that help homeless people find and keep accommodation.
Renting from a private landlord is the only housing option for many people. But rents are high and properties are often in poor condition.
Not all homeless people need the same sort of housing. Some people need more than just a roof over their head.
Our evidence on the different types of housing available in the UK and barriers to accessing them.
of private landlords will let their properties to homeless people
Six out of ten councils find it hard to access social tenancies for homeless people
Last week the Government announced the allocation of £19.5 million to fund 54 projects across England to help people find a home in the private rented sector. These Help to Rent projects will support people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, to secure their own home.
Today the High Court reached a landmark decision, ruling that the Right to Rent scheme in England causes racial discrimination and breaches the European Convention on Human Rights.