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Shetler Comment: NAO Homelessness Report

Published on 13 September 2017

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by Shelter UK



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In response to the National Audit Office report out today Shelter’s Chief Executive Polly Neate said:

“This report reveals the tragedy of rising and persistent homelessness in England for tens of thousands of families and children.

“The NAO has found, what Shelter sees every day, that for many families our housing market is a daily nightmare of rising costs and falling benefits which is leading to nothing less than a national crisis.

“That’s why we are calling on the government to act now, in this year’s budget, to end the freeze on housing benefit and to commit to building decent homes at affordable rents. Without this action this is a crisis which will only get worse”


Shelter helps over three million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness, and campaigns to prevent it in the first place. We’re here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Visit www.shelter.org.uk for more information.


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Posted 2017-09-13 10:05:00