Homelessness

Find out more about the work housing associations do to help end homelessness, and how we are supporting this.

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.

Nevertheless, homelessness remains a significant and growing problem in England.

The total number of rough sleepers has increased by 165% since 2010, the number of homeless acceptances has risen by 42%, and over 120,000 children live in temporary accommodation.

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.

Latest Homelessness updates