Posted 25 Oct 2017
Shelter response to the PM announcement on LHA
“Although this is a welcome reprieve for social renters, especially those in supported housing, it exposes the stark inequality and hardship faced by millions of private renters. After years of crippling welfare cuts, private renters who rely on housing benefit to help them pay their rent are now facing impossible choices. Many are struggling to put food on the table and falling into debt, ultimately they risk being made homeless.
“If the government wants to stop the rising tide of despair facing hard-up renters, it must abandon the freeze on Local Housing Allowance for private renters in the Autumn Budget.”