‘Once we pay rent and council tax, there’s not enough left to live on’
No one should lose their home because of coronavirus. But despite government measures put in place during lockdown, people are falling through the cracks. If the government doesn’t act now, the current strategy could see thousands of people facing homelessness long after the pandemic ends.
We asked people across the country to tell us how they are being affected. Over 1,900 people from across 414 constituencies shared their stories with us.
Their Home Truths highlight the devastating impact the crisis is having on the nation’s renters. We’ve shared just a few of their stories in this report, but their words echo those of the millions of renters who need the government to increase benefits to help them pay the rent, and legislate to stop them losing their homes as the end to the ban on evictions looms.
Find out how the crisis is already touching people’s lives below – plus what the government must do to protect people’s homes as we move out of lockdown.