Communities urged to help new Rough Sleeping Taskforce

Dame Louise Casey has urged businesses, faith groups and local communities to help rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

New £1 billion building safety fund announced

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a new £1 billion Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding.

Government announces 6,000 new supported homes

The government provide thousands of long-term, safe homes for vulnerable rough sleepers taken off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councils unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness

Councils are unlikely to cope with rise in homelessness if the government lifts the eviction ban without protecting renters.

Government risks squandering homelessness efforts

Successful efforts to tackle rough sleeping during the coronavirus outbreak risk being squandered by the government, says committee of MPs.

Government fund for cladding remediation work not enough

The government’s £1 billion Building Safety Fund will not be enough to make high rise and high risk buildings safe from fire.

Over two million behind on council tax bills

The government should change ‘ineffective’ regulations on how councils collect council tax arrears to protect households during coronavirus.

‘Once in a generation opportunity’ to tackle rough sleeping

The government must end rough sleeping by seizing the ‘once in a generation opportunity’ presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Urgent action to prevent rough sleeping after lockdown

The Homeless Link charity is calling for urgent national and local action so that nobody is forced to sleep rough after lockdown.

Increase pace of energy efficiency in UK buildings

There is an urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment into the energy efficiency and resilience of UK residential buildings.

Government planning to quietly scrap homeless scheme

The government’s funding of an emergency programme to house rough sleepers in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic is to be scrapped.

£10 million available for domestic abuse charities

Robert Jenrick has announced that charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse.

Half a million on brink of homelessness, warns DCN

Almost half a million households are at high risk of becoming homeless as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Government urged to prevent post-coronavirus homelessness

Representatives from West Midlands local authorities have written to the government about preventing a post-coronavirus homeless world.

Vital building safety work to continue

Leaders from 25 councils have pledged their commitment to ensuring vital building safety work continues during the pandemic.

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