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Housing and homelessness charity Shelter says more than two million people are using credit cards to pay their mortgage or rent.
More than 71,000 children will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation, says housing charity.
The UK housing charity Shelter has warned of a rise in homelessness as new research reveals the number of households in rent or mortgage arrears has more than doubled in the past year.
Nearly half a million rural households may be left without housing in the next quarter of a century, a bishop will warn next week
New measures are to be introduced to assess the support needs of people who apply to their local council as homeless.
Scottish figures released this week show Housing Associations still lagging behind Local Authorities in their responsibility to house homeless people.
Scottish Churches Housing Action's response to the Scottish Government's housing consultation has cast doubt on its 2012 homelessness target.
The charity Crisis warns of increased levels of debt and homelessness as new figures reveal areas that will be hardest hit by planned cuts to housing benefit.
The budget announcements on housing benefit made by the Chancellor this week could push households over the edge, Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb has warned.
Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols has become the patron of homelessness charity The Passage, a post originally held by his predecessor, Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor.