HOUSING

Government announces £65m fund to support struggling renters
Housing

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.

How you can make your home energy efficient
Housing

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.

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

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

The savings in benefits and temporary accommodation costs could pay for building even more desperately needed social homes, a new study has found.

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life
Social Justice

Children in poverty 70% more likely to develop asthma for life

‘My parents tried to pray for me’: How prejudice is driving LGBTQ+ homelessness
Social Justice

‘My parents tried to pray for me’: How prejudice is driving LGBTQ+ homelessness

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Michael Gove must create a national Housing First programme
Opinion

Michael Gove must create a national Housing First programme

Meet the campaigner launching the ‘Uber for homelessness’
Housing

Meet the campaigner launching the ‘Uber for homelessness’

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

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

How many empty homes are there in the UK?
Housing

How many empty homes are there in the UK?

A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We’re working to change that
Opinion

A third of care leavers lose their first home every year. We’re working to change that

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

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

Just two regions in England have affordable rents for poorest families
Housing

Just two regions in England have affordable rents for poorest families

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

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

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

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

Insulate Britain: Who are the protesters and why do they keep blocking roads?
Activism

Insulate Britain: Who are the protesters and why do they keep blocking roads?

Explained: The real cost of homelessness
Housing

Explained: The real cost of homelessness

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

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

Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless
Employment

Excluded from Covid support: How one missed deadline made a man homeless

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Gogglebox star
News

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I’m a Gogglebox star

Covid eviction hearings making people homeless last just minutes
Housing

Covid eviction hearings making people homeless last just minutes

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‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned
News

‘Act now or street homelessness will skyrocket’, ministers warned

Biden has launched his plan to end homelessness in the US – where’s the UK’s?
News

Biden has launched his plan to end homelessness in the US – where’s the UK’s?

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

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue
News

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton on her journey from homelessness to fire chief – via The Big Issue

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?
News

The Big Issue at 30: How has homelessness changed since our first edition?

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

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

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick sacked in cabinet reshuffle
Politics

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick sacked in cabinet reshuffle

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

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

‘Draughty and inefficient’ homes are worse for climate than cars
Environment

‘Draughty and inefficient’ homes are worse for climate than cars

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

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

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

Can Britain’s empty homes shelter refugees from Afghanistan?

Government risks pushing households into homelessness, campaigners warn
Housing

Government risks pushing households into homelessness, campaigners warn