Press releases and statements

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'

Pandemic leaves six million people more afraid of becoming homeless

Posted on 16 Mar 2021

Pandemic leaves six million people more afraid of becoming homeless

Shelter responds to extension of the bailiff ban and six-month notice periods

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “These extensions will come as a relief to the frightened renters who’ve been flooding our helpline with calls. While the threat level from the virus is still high, it’s right that renters can stay safe in their homes.

Posted on 10 Mar 2021

Shelter responds to extension of the bailiff ban and six-month notice periods

Shelter calls the Budget missed opportunity to ‘build back better’

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: "The pandemic has left far more people on the brink of homelessness than homeownership. Sadly, the mortgage guarantee announced by the Chancellor is pure window dressing. Research shows it won’t help most renters and has no hope of turning ‘Generation Rent’ into ‘Generation Buy’.

Posted on 03 Mar 2021

Shelter calls the Budget missed opportunity to ‘build back better’