Shelter comments on New Government figures on homelessness.

Shelter comments on new Government figures showing 14 renters per hour at risk of eviction​.

New figures from the Ministry of Justice published last week reveal that:

  • In the last twelve months, 50,909 private renting households in England were put at risk of eviction – equivalent to 127,273 renters, or 14 renters per hour.
  • A total of 19,854 private renting households in England were evicted by bailiffs in the last twelve months.
  • The loss of a private tenancy remains the single biggest trigger of homelessness in England

Responding to the figures, Shelter’s Director of Services Alison Mohammed, said: “These shocking new figures show that hundreds of thousands of renters were at risk of being made homeless last year – but sadly that’s only the tip of the iceberg. At Shelter we help many more people forced to leave a property who don’t go through the courts.

“At Shelter, we know that losing private rented accommodation is the single biggest trigger of homelessness and every day we speak to more and more people faced with this terrifying dilemma. Scandalously, many of these people are families left with nowhere to go.

“But there’s no need to face this alone. At Shelter, our helpline advisors are there 365 days a year to give advice and support to people faced with losing their home, and the horrendous prospect of homelessness.

“If you or someone you know needs support you can get free help from Shelter– just visit .”

Allen Walkey

Highly experienced businessman with a successful career in property sales and investment both in the UK and abroad. Now a freelance writer and blogger for the property and Investment Industry, keeping readers up-to-date with changes and events in a rapidly changing world.

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