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

Campaign

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

Campaign successes

News

We are sometimes accused of wanting too much policy-change on homelessness. Civil servants especially, can find lists of principled demands exasperating when set against the realities and political limitations they face. Perhaps a good question to ask in the new year is whether there are policies, successes that can be built on?


31/12/2020

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

What you can do

Volunteer

By volunteering with Crisis you can make a real difference to people experiencing homelessness.


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Campaign

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


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