housing crisis

  • September 21, 2017

    The share of income that Britain’s families spend on housing has trebled over the last 50 years, with young people having to make do with longer commutes and smaller, insecure rented accommodation.

  • February 23, 2017

    With many churches finding themselves called upon to offer practical support to those in housing crisis, four leading UK churches, with the support of the national Christian charity, Housing Justice, and Scottish Churches Housing Action, have called upon their congregations to hold conversations around housing and homelessness in the UK.

  • December 7, 2016

    An annual state of the nation report, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion, written for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation by the New Policy Institute, has found that 13.5 million people, 21 per cent of the  2016, UK’s population, are living in poverty.

  • August 11, 2016

    The British government can now borrow money at negative interest rates.  This extraordinary turn of events was discussed in a BBC radio interview this morning.

  • May 2, 2016

    Some of the top reasons why privately-owned homes are left empty for long periods of time have been revealed by Shelter Scotland one year after the organisation launched an empty homes helpline.

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  • April 15, 2016

    Last night (14 April 2016) Ekklesia was proud to launch our second book Foxes Have Holes: Christian reflections on Britain’s housing need at Manchester Cathedral in partnership with Housing Justice.  

  • March 11, 2016

    An Ipsos MORI Scotland for Shelter Scotland shows that 90 per cent of people in Scotland think that the children of today will find it harder to buy or rent a home than the generation before them.

  • February 9, 2016

    Soaring house prices, welfare cuts and loss of social housing have sparked a housing crisis. For Quakers at their 2015 Yearly Meeting it was a hot topic and now they are questioning peers who are beginning a line by line examination of The Housing and Planning Bill.