The Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee has published a report based on submissions to its inquiry into the effect of coronavirus on homelessness and the private rented sector.
This is the second report the HCLG Committee has commissioned to look into the government’s actions to help rough sleepers, the wider homeless population, private renters and landlords during the pandemic. The report includes many of the recommendations we made in our submission in December 2020:
The report also calls on the government to:
Housing associations are continuing to work closely with residents, local government, the NHS and other partners to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
Many housing associations have also helped to house rough sleepers throughout the pandemic through the “Everyone In” scheme and through bids into the Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme.