Press releases and statements

 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

230,000 renters at risk of ‘COVID-eviction’ when government ban lifts

230,000 renters at risk of ‘COVID-19 eviction’ when government ban lifts

Posted on 06 Jul 2020

230,000 renters at risk of ‘COVID-eviction’ when government ban lifts

Shelter responds to government clarification on the Affordable Homes Programme

Shelter responds to government clarification on the Affordable Homes Programme

Posted on 01 Jul 2020

Shelter responds to government clarification on the Affordable Homes Programme

Over 80,000 new homes will be lost in one year to Covid chaos

Shocking new analysis predicts the pandemic will see 84,000 fewer homes delivered this year – with overall output dropping from 255,000 last year to just 171,000 homes in 20/21.

Posted on 30 Jun 2020

Over 80,000 new homes will be lost in one year to Covid chaos

Shelter responds to 'Build, Build, Build' speech from Prime Minister

Shelter CEO Polly Neate responds to 'Build, Build, Build' speech from Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Posted on 30 Jun 2020

Shelter responds to 'Build, Build, Build' speech from Prime Minister

People in need of benefits more than doubles to 2.8 million since March

People in need of benefits more than doubles to 2.8 million since March, according to new workforce data released by the Office for National Statistics today.

Posted on 16 Jun 2020

People in need of benefits more than doubles to 2.8 million since March

Shelter responds to the extension of the eviction ban

Shelter's responds to Robert Jenrick's announcement that evictions will continue to be suspended until August.

Posted on 05 Jun 2020

Shelter responds to the extension of the eviction ban