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Britain has a housing crisis. This section sets out some of the issues Shelter is campaigning on, and puts forward possible solutions to housing and homelessness problems.
England is suffering a massive housing crisis. There simply aren’t enough decent, affordable homes.
Tackling homelessness is not just about getting people off the streets. It’s also about finding lasting solutions to stop people from becoming homeless in the first place. Read more
In our view social housing is key to solving the housing crisis, because it provides a vital form of affordable housing. Read more
Many people have had a bad experience of renting in the private sector at some point in their lives, whether because of poor living conditions or an unscrupulous landlord. Read more
The current climate of economic uncertainty is extremely worrying for the 68 per cent of households in England who own their home. Read more
Ultimately the way to ensure everyone in the UK has access to a safe, affordable home is to build more homes Read more
1.6 million children in Britain live in housing that is overcrowded, temporary, or run-down. Read more
How long will it take your local authority to clear their waiting list? Read more