Housing

A shortage of homes and high rents both cause homelessness. These issues also make it difficult for people to move on from homelessness into a stable home.

How can this be solved?

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.

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How this impacts homelessness

Our evidence on the different types of housing available in the UK and barriers to accessing them.

only

20%

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

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CAMPAIGN WIN: Together, we convinced the Chancellor to help homeless people rent.

Campaign successes

News

New research out today from national homelessness charity Crisis has unearthed shocking findings...


23/12/2019

No one should be forced to face incredible dangers every day because they cannot afford to keep a...


01/11/2019

It is time to repeal the Vagrancy Act, yes. But if the answer was ever about whether to criminalise people, then we have been asking the wrong question. If we can see our way past labelling, grouping, dismissing, damning, pointlessly prosecuting and fining people, perhaps we can start answering the right question. What help and support do people need to realise their potential, and how quickly can we get it to everyone that needs it?


27/06/2019

What you can do

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We still require the incredible efforts and skills of volunteers for Crisis at Christmas 2020.


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Help us campaign for the changes we know are needed to end homelessness for good.


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