'They save lives': the lettings agency that's exclusively for homeless people

Through its high-street shopfront in leafy Walton-on-Thames, RentStart aims to help beat the stigma around homelessness Read more

Hundreds of homeless lives saved by emergency accommodation during lockdown, study suggests

The lives of hundreds of homeless people in England may have been saved by the provision of emergency accommodation during the Covid-19 crisis, researchers estimate Read more

‘It scares me to think where we’ll end up’: The renters facing homelessness now the eviction ban has lifted

The eviction ban brought into force in March has provided temporary shelter to the thousands of renters who have been financially affected by the pandemic. However, the lifting of the ban on 21 September could now see thousands made homeless. Read more

London boroughs welcome rough sleeper support, while highlighting uncertainty over long-term funding

London Councils have welcomed the government’s allocation of funding to ensure rough sleepers housed in emergency accommodation during the pandemic do not return to the streets Read more

Tackling trauma – theatre company’s new approach to homeless wellbeing

Homeless people whose mental health has suffered during lockdown will get better support thanks to an innovative approach by an East End theatre company Read more

Number of rough sleepers in London rises to a record high of more than 10,000

The number of people found rough sleeping in London last year rose to a record high of more than 10,000 and is now more than double the total a decade ago, official figures reveal Read more

New 'rent repayment' tool for tenants in Westminster

A new online tool has been launched that allows residents in Westminster to check if the house they live in is licensed correctly Read more

From homelessness to starting her own publishing company, one woman's tale of success

Brenda Dempsey spoke about now being in an unthinkable position from her life three decades earlier Read more

Homeless shelter investment firm plans £250m London float

Homeless accommodation provider Home Reit has this morning announced that it will float on the London Stock Exchange market next month Read more

Use empty office blocks to solve winter homeless shelter crisis, say campaigners

Campaigners have called for “unorthodox” measures to tackle the impending "tsunami" of homelessness. Read more

The dining scheme that helps young people out of homelessness

The ‘dine in, to get them in’ scheme was launched by Fat Macy’s, a social enterprise that tackles homelessness Read more

Rough sleepers back on the street after hotels return to business

Dozens of people have been pictured sleeping rough in one of London’s most affluent streets, as charities call for No 10 to find a long-term solution to help the homeless amid the pandemic Read more