Policy briefing: Housing advice
By: Elizabeth O'Hara Published: September 2010
Shelter estimates that over 1.2m adults have problems with their rented housing and over half a million have a problem with homelessness. The housing system can be difficult to navigate alone. Most people with a housing problem will need some sort of information or advice. However, those most likely to have a problem are often the least able to pay for it. Publicly funded advice ensures that the poorest and most vulnerable can obtain advice on housing matters.
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If housing advice services are cut, homelessness, destitution and housing need will increase. This will result in greater costs to the wider economy, making any such cut a false saving.