Supporting the Homelessness Reduction Act
Commitment to Refer
Rough Sleeping Strategy
Working together to end homelessness


Housing homeless and vulnerable people has always been a key part of what the housing association sector does. Across the country, the sector delivers a wide range of services, including:

  • preventing homelessness through tenancy sustainment support
  • offering a range of supported housing including hostels, refuges, and homes for people with multiple and complex needs
  • partnering with local authorities to provide housing

Homelessness remains a significant and growing problem in England.

The total number of rough sleepers has increased by 165% since 2010. Over 120,000 children in temporary accommodation, with the number of people in temporary accommodation at its highest in over 10 years. In the past year there has been an 11.4% increase in the number of households assessed by local authorities as either homeless or threatened with homelessness.

Our sector has an ambition to help end homelessness. In this section, you can find out more about what we are doing to support this ambition.

Who to speak to

Suzannah Young, Policy Officer