Shelter responds to government Budget housing announcements

Posted 11 Mar 2020

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Today was an important first step, but it’s not job done. To see housing in the government’s infrastructure revolution and the biggest cash injection in a decade is good news. The big question is how much of this money will be put into the social homes we desperately need to end the housing emergency, and transform the lives of millions.  

“Extra investment in rough sleeping services is also very welcome but homelessness is more than rough sleeping alone. 280,000 people are homeless in England including 126,000 children. Building social homes is the only solution and voices right across the political spectrum agree.”