Press releases and statements

Black people are more than three times as likely to experience homelessness

The government has today released annual figures on the prevention and relief of homelessness in England. They show that between April 2019 and March 2020

Posted on 01 Oct 2020

Black people are more than three times as likely to experience homelessness

Shelter responds to government announcement on support for renters over winter

Shelter responds to government announcement on support for renters over winter. Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: "It's a step in the right direction to make sure that renters threatened with eviction will have more time to find a new home.

Posted on 10 Sep 2020

Shelter responds to government announcement on support for renters over winter

No DSS: Second Shelter court case confirms disabled dad-of-four was discriminated against for receiving housing benefit

No DSS: Second Shelter court case confirms disabled dad-of-four was discriminated against for receiving housing benefit

Posted on 09 Sep 2020

No DSS: Second Shelter court case confirms disabled dad-of-four was discriminated against for receiving housing benefit

Shelter response to MHCLG announcement on the Affordable Homes Programme

Shelter response to MHCLG announcement on the Affordable Homes Programme

Posted on 08 Sep 2020

Shelter response to MHCLG announcement on the Affordable Homes Programme

40% of homes granted planning permission go unbuilt

40% of homes granted planning permission go unbuilt, new Shelter report finds

Posted on 04 Sep 2020

40% of homes granted planning permission go unbuilt

Landlords, letting agents and charities urge the government to help renters clear Coronavirus (COVID-19) rent debts and stay in their homes

Landlords, letting agents and charities urge the government to help renters clear Coronavirus (COVID-19) rent debts

Posted on 28 Aug 2020

Landlords, letting agents and charities urge the government to help renters clear Coronavirus (COVID-19) rent debts and stay in their homes

 Thousands of private renters made homeless as pandemic unfolds, which Shelter warns is just the beginning

Thousands of private renters made homeless as pandemic unfolds, which Shelter warns is just the beginning

Posted on 20 Aug 2020

 Thousands of private renters made homeless as pandemic unfolds, which Shelter warns is just the beginning

Over 450,000 private renting parents fear ‘Covid-homelessness’

Nearly one in five (17%) private renting parents – equivalent to 458,000 adults - are now more concerned their family will become homeless as a result of the Covid crisis, new research from Shelter shows.

Posted on 30 Jul 2020

Over 450,000 private renting parents fear ‘Covid-homelessness’

No DSS: Landmark court ruling confirms housing benefit discrimination is unlawful

In a landmark ruling handed down at York County Court, housing benefit discrimination has been judged unlawful and in breach of the Equality Act, confirms Shelter. This is a huge breakthrough for the charity’s End DSS Discrimination campaign.

Posted on 14 Jul 2020

No DSS: Landmark court ruling confirms housing benefit discrimination is unlawful

Shelter urges action as new government statistics reveal danger facing renters

New government statistics reveal the danger of homelessness faced by the country's renters.

Posted on 09 Jul 2020

Shelter urges action as new government statistics reveal danger facing renters