Unless we act, the UK is facing a homelessness crisis this autumn.
Covid-19 laws put in place to prevent mass evictions and repossessions come to an end this October, the furlough scheme is ending, the Universal Credit uplift will be reversed and electricity and gas prices are set to rise.
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We need urgent action from governments to prevent the immediate threat of mass homelessness and address long-term challenges:
Pay off £360m in rent arrears
Suspend no fault evictions until a Renters’ Reform Act is passed
Make permanent the £30 Universal Credit uplift
Improve access to Discretionary Housing Payment and unfreeze Local Housing Allowance
A Future Generations Act to end short-term thinking of government policy
Expand social housing and encourage innovative ways to increase housing stock
Improve support for financial literacy education
Increase support for ethical property and letting firms
Invest to create new green jobs
Sources for data: StepChange, The Big Issue UK Finance / Ministry of Justice / Scottish Government, Resolution Foundation, GND UK.