Press releases and statements

Almost 100,000 homeless households were stuck in temporary accommodation during the first national lockdown

Government figures show that, at the end of June 2020, almost 100,000 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation in England – an unprecedented rise of 7% in just three months.

Posted on 29 Oct 2020

Almost 100,000 homeless households were stuck in temporary accommodation during the first national lockdown

Bill for homeless accommodation soars to £1.2 billion

MHCLG has released new figures revealing how much money local councils in England spent on temporary accommodation for homeless households in 2019/20.

Posted on 22 Oct 2020

Bill for homeless accommodation soars to £1.2 billion

Robert Rinder joins Shelter as charity’s first Legal Services Ambassador

Robert Rinder, the criminal barrister, columnist, presenter and star of ITV’s 'Judge Rinder', is joining Shelter as the charity’s first Legal Services Ambassador.

Posted on 08 Oct 2020

Robert Rinder joins Shelter as charity’s first Legal Services Ambassador

Only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the pandemic

Only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the pandemic

Posted on 06 Oct 2020

Only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the pandemic

Shelter response to PM’s plan for ‘Generation Buy’

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Average house prices are now eight times the average salary in England, meaning most people cannot afford to take on a 95% loan."

Posted on 03 Oct 2020

Shelter response to PM’s plan for ‘Generation Buy’

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