The UK is one of the richest countries in the world. We have the resources to ensure everyone has access to high quality, affordable housing.
The fact that this is not the case is due to political choices made in Westminster, not the “lifestyle” of individuals without homes.
Westminster can and should make policy different decisions, if we are to end the housing and homelessness crisis.
I have called on the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to act on the homelessness and housing crisis.
In the short term, the Government must confirm a timeline for banning Section 21 ‘No-fault’ evictions. This is a key driver of housing insecurity and homelessness.
Ahead of next week’s Autumn Statement, the Government should also commit to new funding for Local Authorities. These local institutions are best placed to develop localised and tailored housing and homelessness reduction plan.