housing

  • February 5, 2014

    UK housing minister Kris Hopkins has tried to dismiss a critical report by UN special rapporteur Raquel Rolnik as a "misleading Marxist diatribe". But it is clear that the government is failing to meet important human rights obligations, at a heavy human cost.

  • February 4, 2014

    Churches' homelessness organisation Housing Justice is calling for Churches to speak out about the need for more housing.

  • January 27, 2014

    The latest Scottish Government statistics show a 12 percent reduction in the number of homelessness assessments between July and September 2013, compared to the same period in 2012.

  • November 7, 2013

    UK ministers and their allies are fond of talking about the need to reduce the welfare bill. They give the impression that the welfare bill goes to feckless scroungers, but almost never mention any statistics about who is actually claiming the money.

  • October 28, 2013

    This is a time to be both politically and practically subversive in the face of a growing political consensus that is hurting the most vulnerable, says Jonathan Bartley. All of the main parties in the UK, including Labour, support the cut in housing benefit. Labour has said that it would not reverse it - or, indeed, most of the other welfare reforms - should it gain power at the next election. In the face of such a negative consensus, new social housing could become a central weapon in the Churches' fight to protect the poorest.

  • October 28, 2013

    Having a good home is central to the health of everyone in Scotland, says the chair of the independent Housing and Wellbeing Commission.

  • October 27, 2013

    Housing Justice, a national Christian housing and homelessness charity, has held the first ever National Night Shelters Conference.

  • October 9, 2013

    Dear Iain Duncan Smith

    I believe you live in a beautiful house – a 16th century Tudor farmhouse which belongs to your father-in-law. Perhaps you'll expect me to be angry or envious. But I'm not. It's natural for people to want to help their children and the more you have, the more you can give.

  • September 3, 2013

    The housing and homelessness charity Shelter says that England needs a massive expansion of shared ownership homes for a generation of "forgotten families".

  • June 14, 2013

    Housing Minister Mark Prisk was among those joining representatives from churches and housing organisations from all over the country this week.