Press releases and statements

1.5 million people crammed into England’s overcrowded social homes

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

Eviction Ban Ends: 1 in 4 private renters are worried they will lose their home

The current ban on evictions by bailiffs ends on 31 May 2021, which will leave thousands of private renters across England facing eviction this summer

Posted on 29 May 2021

Eviction Ban Ends: 1 in 4 private renters are worried they will lose their home

17.5 million people now impacted by the housing emergency

Race, disability, sexuality and socio-economic status all barriers in the fight for a safe home

Posted on 26 May 2021

17.5 million people now impacted by the housing emergency

Shelter responds to renting announcements in the Queen’s Speech

Shelter responds to renting announcements in the Queen’s Speech

Posted on 11 May 2021

Shelter responds to renting announcements in the Queen’s Speech

Almost 100,000 households recorded as homeless at the start of 2021

Shelter responds to government's quarterly homelessness stats

Posted on 22 Apr 2021

Almost 100,000 households recorded as homeless at the start of 2021

Over a third of private renters forced to live in dangerous conditions for fear of eviction

Posted on 19 Apr 2021

Over a third of private renters forced to live in dangerous conditions for fear of eviction

Charities joint statement for Everyone In anniversary

To mark the one year anniversary of the government’s Everyone In scheme today, the CEOs of Shelter, Centre Point, Homeless Link and National Housing Federation have come together to issue a joint statement on what needs to happen next.

Posted on 26 Mar 2021

Charities joint statement for Everyone In anniversary

Shelter: New Right to Buy proposals 'step in the wrong direction'

Shelter responds to new government proposal to use funds from Right to Buy to build shared ownership and Help to Buy homes.

Posted on 19 Mar 2021

Shelter: New Right to Buy proposals 'step in the wrong direction'