Press releases and statements

Health of one in five renters harmed by their home

The health of one in five renters (22%) in England – or 1.9 million households - is being harmed by poor housing, stark new research from Shelter shows today.

Posted on 13 Oct 2021

Health of one in five renters harmed by their home

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fix our broken housing system’ in Conference speech

Shelter responds to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to ‘fix our broken housing system’ in speech at the Conservative Party Conference

Posted on 06 Oct 2021

Shelter responds to Prime Minister’s commitment to ‘fix our broken housing system’ in Conference speech

Living Costs Crisis: 1 in 4 renters cannot keep their home warm, as fuel costs surge

Soaring fuel costs, combined with a cut to Universal Credit and the end of the furlough scheme, are creating the perfect storm for homelessness to rise this winter, Shelter warns.

Posted on 24 Sep 2021

Living Costs Crisis: 1 in 4 renters cannot keep their home warm, as fuel costs surge

45% of private renters have been victims of illegal acts by their landlord or letting agent

Over two-fifths (45%) of England’s private renting adults – equivalent to 3.7 million people - have been the victim of illegal behaviour from a landlord or letting agent, alarming new research from Shelter has revealed.

Posted on 14 Sep 2021

45% of private renters have been victims of illegal acts by their landlord or letting agent

1 in 4 people helped off the streets under the government’s Everyone In scheme are no longer being accommodated

Most of the people at risk from rough sleeping who were helped during the pandemic to find a temporary bed under the government’s ‘Everyone In’ scheme, are still not living in settled accommodation, troubling new research from Shelter shows.

Posted on 27 Aug 2021

1 in 4 people helped off the streets under the government’s Everyone In scheme are no longer being accommodated

Rent Debt coalition warns government that benefit cuts risk pushing Covid-hit renters into homelessness

The Rent Debt coalition of charities, tenants groups and landlord organisations has sent a joint letter warning the government that freezing Local Housing Allowance and cutting Universal Credit risks pushing many households into poverty, debt and homelessness.

Posted on 17 Aug 2021

Rent Debt coalition warns government that benefit cuts risk pushing Covid-hit renters into homelessness

Man United’s Brandon Williams and former Corrie star, Kimberly Hart-Simpson back the fight for home by joining Shelter’s Raise Your Run

Stars back the fight for home by joining Raise Your Run for Shelter

Posted on 12 Aug 2021

Man United’s Brandon Williams and former Corrie star, Kimberly Hart-Simpson back the fight for home by joining Shelter’s Raise Your Run

1.5 million people crammed into England’s overcrowded social homes

Shelter warns problems are escalating with 44% increase in five years

Posted on 28 Jul 2021

1.5 million people crammed into England’s overcrowded social homes

A household became homeless every 3 minutes during the last lockdown

Shelter responds to the government's quarterly homelessness statistics

Posted on 22 Jul 2021

A household became homeless every 3 minutes during the last lockdown

Shelter appoints Osama Bhutta as Director of Campaigns, Policy and Communications

Osama Bhutta will be joining Shelter as the charity’s new Director of Campaigns, Policy and Communications

Posted on 10 Jun 2021

Shelter appoints Osama Bhutta as Director of Campaigns, Policy and Communications