Press releases and statements

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’

Rough sleeping falls but Shelter warns too many are being denied help

Shelter responds to the government's new snapshot figures on the number of people found to be sleeping rough in England on a given night in autumn 2020.

Posted on 25 Feb 2021

Rough sleeping falls but Shelter warns too many are being denied help

Chancellor must act to tackle rent debt crisis

At least half a million private renters are in arrears due to the economic impact of Covid-19. The UK Government’s own research shows that ‘private renters report being hardest hit by the pandemic.

Posted on 18 Feb 2021

Chancellor must act to tackle rent debt crisis