Campaigners say more must be done to prevent the "cliff edge" of homelessness as the number of people in arrears continues to increase.
The benefit cap has caused misery and hardship for countless families, writes Shelter's Polly Neate.
There have been steep rises in people living in temporary accommodation since Covid hit.
A ban on tenancy evictions was announced in March as households across the country faced economic uncertainty at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Following a three month extension in June, that ban is set to be lifted on August 23 which homeless charity Shelter says threatens 230,000 renters with a ‘Covid eviction’. Here we speak with Shelter chief executive Polly Neate about what tenants should do if they have fallen behind with their rent. We also hear from Jeanny Priebe, a single mum facing eviction after being furloughed at the start of the pandemic.
While some tenants could face job losses or reduced salary because of coronavirus, their landlords could be granted a mortgage holiday.
When two homeless people are dying a day, ending homelessness must be our government's New Year's resolution, writes Shelter CEO Polly Neate.
After almost nine years in office it’s clear that current Conservative housing policy is not just failing to fix the housing crisis – it’s made it worse
No matter their income, everyone deserves a decent place to live – our report today challenges the political consensus that led to our housing crisis
Housing charity recommends social homes be extended to those who may not qualify under current system.
"Ministers are letting them cash in without making any contribution to the community."