The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords as the latest government figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation has soared by 10% since last year.
Housing homeless people before they receive treatment could end rough sleeping, but the policy must not disrupt existing allocations, says Matt Downie
Channel 4’s flagship documentary this week showed the real impact on the government’s benefit cap, even if the case studies could have been better, says David Pipe
Britain has fallen further than any other European country in a new league table for homelessness and housing, says Jules Birch
Sajid Javid has committed to ending rough sleeping and revealed the government is backing a major new feasibility study into using Housing First, in a win for Inside Housing’s Cathy at 50 campaign.
The government has announced that £402m of funding over the next two years will be targeted at the councils with the greatest homelessness demand.
The government will consider a radical scheme to place rough sleepers with mental health and substance abuse problems in permanent housing before they begin receiving treatment.
Councils are spending £2m a day on temporary accommodation because of a shortage of housing, analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed.
Removing housing benefit from young people could see 9,000 left unable to access accommodation and placed at risk of homelessness, a charity has estimated.
London homelessness prevention charities Thames Reach and Vital Regeneration have agreed a merger set to take effect on 1 March.
Peers have backed the Homelessness Reduction Bill but used the debate last Friday to set out concerns over the effect of wider government policy on housing.
Oxford City Council is planning to guarantee the rent of people at risk of becoming homeless, as it prepares for the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Bill.
The Homelessness Reduction Bill comes before the House of Lords today. Lord Richard Best says this presents an opportunity to air some wider concerns.
Shelter has appointed Polly Neate, the current chief executive of domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, as its new chief executive.
Despite offering support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Lords, Labour does not share the optimistic view that committed funding will be sufficient, says Andy Slaughter
New homelessness prevention duties in Wales have been defended amid a sharp rise in rough sleeping, with the sector suggesting the policy has simply resulted in more accurate statistics.
Children and pregnant women will spend no longer than one week in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation, the Scottish Government has pledged.
Families with children in Scotland are spending too long in temporary accommodation, risking their health and well-being, a report from Shelter Scotland has concluded.
Labour peers will back the Homelessness Reduction Bill when it reaches the House of Lords, but will call for additional funding for councils.
The homelessness debate can often be caught up in facts and figures. As the Homelessness Reduction Bill makes its way through parliament, Danielle Aumord talks to one man about life in the system
The government has announced it will increase funding for the Homelessness Reduction Bill by £13m.
Jules Birch blogs on the prospects for the Homelessness Reduction Bill as MPs give it a third reading
The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the Commons and will now head to the House of Lords.
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The number of people sleeping rough on the streets has soared by 16% over the past year, the latest government figures reveal.
Councils could be required to work with households to prevent them becoming homeless beyond the 56-day time period set out in the Homelessness Reduction Bill, under an amendment planned by the government.
The government expects the new duties in the Homelessness Reduction Bill to lead to a 30% decrease in homelessness acceptances by its third year, a document seen by Inside Housing has revealed.
Jimmy Carlson, an activist who was awarded an OBE for his services to combatting homelessness, has died aged 69.
An interactive live performance of a play inspired by Cathy Come Home will be streamed live tonight, with readers able to change the plot acted out on stage.
The government has announced £48m will be given to councils for the extra duties they will face from the Homelessness Reduction Bill.
The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has soared by 17% in a year, the latest government statistics reveal.
The largest housing association in Scotland has received almost half a million pounds raised in fines from bankers to help house homeless veterans.
The Welsh Government has announced £7.8m for its Homelessness Prevention Programme for 2017/18.
The Scottish Government has announced the recipients of £1.65m of funding for homeless services and housing providers working with vulnerable people.
Inside Housing sub-editor Lucy Brown shares her thoughts on her first year as a volunteer with Crisis at Christmas
There are puzzling inconsistencies in the way English councils record cases of homelessness prevention and homelessness relief. Patricia Arthurs investigates
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Homelessness prevention duties are closer than ever to making it onto the statute books. Sophie Barnes asks what this might mean for English councils
The government has revealed which councils will receive part of its £50m fund to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.
New duties introduced through proposed homelessness laws will cost town halls millions, councils in London have calculated.