The government's welfare cuts are hurting their efforts to stop homelessness

Renters on a low income breathed a sigh of relief last year when the government said it would not make any additional benefit cuts. But last week’s confirmation of the removal of housing benefit for 18-21-year-olds come April and the rollout of the reduced benefit cap earlier this year, show that there are still many reasons to be worried.

Often overlooked is the fact that all private renters in need of housing benefit (more than 1.2 million households) are also Read more