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Government announces £65m fund to support struggling renters
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Government announces £65m fund to support struggling renters

The funding will help low-income earners pay off rent arrears to stave off a homelessness crisis, though campaigners say it’s nowhere near enough.

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it facing calls to be scrapped?
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The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it facing calls to be scrapped?

MPs and charities are urging the Government to repeal the almost 200-year-old law. The Big Issue explains how the Vagrancy Act continues to threaten rough sleepers

How you can make your home energy efficient
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How you can make your home energy efficient

Housing is a big contributor to the UK’s carbon footprint and making homes energy efficient is key to the climate crisis fight.

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2021
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Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2021

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?
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How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?

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Moving private renters into social homes could save the government £2billion a year
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Moving private renters into social homes could save the government £2billion a year

Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis
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Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis

A ‘secret museum’ aims to showcase the real story of homelessness during Covid
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A ‘secret museum’ aims to showcase the real story of homelessness during Covid

More than 50 organisations call on government to prevent impending ‘mass homelessness crisis’
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More than 50 organisations call on government to prevent impending ‘mass homelessness crisis’

Meet the campaigner launching the ‘Uber for homelessness’
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Meet the campaigner launching the ‘Uber for homelessness’

Volunteer-led homeless outreach team having to expand as crisis worsens
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Volunteer-led homeless outreach team having to expand as crisis worsens

How many empty homes are there in the UK?
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How many empty homes are there in the UK?

London buses transformed into healthcare and support hubs for people sleeping rough
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London buses transformed into healthcare and support hubs for people sleeping rough

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Homelessness charity launches VR game to show kids the reality of life without a home
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Homelessness charity launches VR game to show kids the reality of life without a home

Robert Jenrick says ending rough sleeping ‘isn’t high enough on the government’s agenda’
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Robert Jenrick says ending rough sleeping ‘isn’t high enough on the government’s agenda’

Know your rights as a tenant during Covid-19
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Know your rights as a tenant during Covid-19

Explained: The real cost of homelessness
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Explained: The real cost of homelessness

How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work
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How a trailblazing charity could help 50,000 homeless people into work

Londoners tackle housing crisis themselves with largest community building project yet
Housing

Londoners tackle housing crisis themselves with largest community building project yet

Covid eviction hearings making people homeless last just minutes
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Covid eviction hearings making people homeless last just minutes

Leaseholders are beaming a doomsday clock onto a building to count down to financial ruin
Housing

Leaseholders are beaming a doomsday clock onto a building to count down to financial ruin

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Tackling the stigma of homelessness
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Tackling the stigma of homelessness

Leaseholders take cladding fight to parliament to demand action over unsafe homes
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Leaseholders take cladding fight to parliament to demand action over unsafe homes

One in three homes in London’s financial district are sitting empty
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One in three homes in London’s financial district are sitting empty

Thousands became homeless during pandemic with more feared in autumn
Housing

Thousands became homeless during pandemic with more feared in autumn

9,000 people could fall into homelessness without national Housing First plan
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9,000 people could fall into homelessness without national Housing First plan

Cladding group blasts government ‘magic money tree’ over £8.6bn homes fund
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Cladding group blasts government ‘magic money tree’ over £8.6bn homes fund

The Big Issue needs you to ask councils to Stop Mass Homelessness
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The Big Issue needs you to ask councils to Stop Mass Homelessness

Rough sleepers are still being prosecuted under a law ministers want to scrap
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Rough sleepers are still being prosecuted under a law ministers want to scrap

Street vets helping homeless people brace for rise in pet owners losing homes
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Street vets helping homeless people brace for rise in pet owners losing homes

Leaseholders take cladding fight to London’s ‘sky pool’
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Leaseholders take cladding fight to London’s ‘sky pool’

Can Britain’s empty homes shelter refugees from Afghanistan?
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Can Britain’s empty homes shelter refugees from Afghanistan?

‘Why I’m backing The Big Issue’s Stop Mass Homelessness campaign’
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‘Why I’m backing The Big Issue’s Stop Mass Homelessness campaign’