253,620 homeless people are currently living in temporary accommodation, a increase of 2% since March 2020, Shelter found.
77% of people in Wales agree with the statement that everyone should have a right to an adequate home, a CIH Cymru poll found.
The housing sector has responded to yesterday’s Spending Review, which featured announcements for housebuilding, infrastructure, and rough sleeping.
Housing campaigners have urged the government to reinstate its evictions ban with England set to enter a second national lockdown tomorrow.
98,300 households were living in temporary accommodation at the end of June this year, a rise of 14% in a year, according to government data.
Shelter has called for more social housing after data revealed that English councils spent almost £1.2 billion on temporary accommodation last year.
Shelter says England faces a ‘housing emergency’ as COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people who live in poor-quality private housing.
‘No DSS’ discrimination has once again been ruled unlawful by a UK court after a disabled man won a trial at Birmingham County Court.
Renters in arrears due to COVID-19 should be offered £270m in government-backed grants and loans, a coalition of organisations has said.