We’re campaigning against discrimination faced by renters who receive housing benefit when looking for a home – and we’re winning.
So-called ‘no DSS’ policies put in place by letting agents and landlords unfairly lock hundreds of thousands of people out of homes they could otherwise afford – simply because they receive housing benefit.
This is discrimination, and it’s unlawful
It has a direct and devastating impact on the lives of tenants who receive housing benefit. It causes huge stress and anxiety, leads to people staying in unsuitable and unsafe accommodation because they can’t move – and ultimately, it can make people homeless.
Since we started campaigning to end housing benefit discrimination, we’ve won important changes. But we know there’s still more to do. Right now, we’re calling on OpenRent to end DSS discrimination on its site. OpenRent is one of the UK’s largest online letting agents, but it is also one of the worst offenders of DSS discrimination.
Will you join us in telling OpenRent that we all deserve access to safe, affordable homes?