A HOUSING crisis in Scotland is seeing households becoming homeless at the rate of one every 19 minutes, a damning study published today has found.
Housing charity Shelter Scotland said it helped more than 21,000 people last year and more than 825,000 visited its online advice...
Monday 7th Aug 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
WHOEVER is elected on June 8 must build half a million new homes that ordinary working people can afford, homeless charity Shelter says.
The campaign publishes a new analysis of official stats today showing that low-paid workers are shelling out almost half of their income on renting a...
Monday 29th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
LANDMARK legislation tackling homelessness received backing from MPs yesterday and is set to win support in the House of Lords.
The Homelessness Reduction Bill places a new duty on councils to provide advice and support to people at risk of homelessness at earlier stages.
Saturday 25th Feb 2017
Labour calls for new legislation to aid tenants
Friday 10th Feb 2017
The private rental sector urgently needs to be brought to heel, says MICK McATEER
Tuesday 8th Nov 2016
posted by Morning Star in Features
THOUSANDS of children in Scotland will spend this Christmas without a permanent home, a leading housing charity has warned.
Scottish government figures published earlier this year showed that there were 5,224 children living in temporary accommodation, an increase of 591 between...
Friday 4th Nov 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
NEARLY half of Britain’s population live in properties that fail to meet an acceptable standard, Shelter research revealed yesterday.
The housing charity — along with members of the public — has developed a “living home standard,” which is considered the...
Monday 17th Oct 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
THE government will fall far short of their pledge to build a million homes by 2020, Shelter warned yesterday after the latest slump in housebuilding.
The latest government housing figures show 34,920 homes were built in the second quarter of 2016 — a 2 per cent decrease compared...
Friday 26th Aug 2016
THE number of households evicted from private-sector rented homes by bailiffs in the last year was revealed yesterday to have jumped by 88 per cent over the course of five years.
New statistics from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) showed that 22,592 households were thrown out of their...
Friday 12th Aug 2016
MILLIONS of cash-strapped working families are so “stretched to breaking point” that they could be homeless within a month if they lost their job, new figures showed yesterday.
One in three households in England could not afford to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a...
Tuesday 9th Aug 2016