Want to reduce homelessness? We need longer tenancies

With the passing of Bob Blackman’s Homelessness Reduction Bill, there is a renewed emphasis on preventing homelessness. Today’s statistics show that the growth in homelessness is being caused by short-term private tenancies.  If the Government is serious about reducing homelessness, we need stable tenancies which people at risk of homelessness can afford.

Today, the first new major new homelessness legislation for 15 years, the Government-backed Homelessness Reduction Bill, passed another parliament milestone. It heralds a welcome renewed emphasis on prevention … Read more