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In July last year, we fought and won our case to make housing benefit discrimination unlawful. Then, in September, Stephen Tyler became the first person in England to win a full legal trial against housing benefit discrimination at Birmingham County Court, proving yet again that blanket bans against people receiving housing benefit are unlawful.
Despite this, housing benefit discrimination is still widespread.
Hundreds of thousands of people are being unfairly locked out of homes they could otherwise afford – simply because they receive housing benefit.
No one should be denied a safe home because of discrimination. Yet the increasing number of people who receive benefits are often confronted with ‘No DSS’, ‘No Universal Credit’ or ‘No Benefits’ adverts whilst looking for a home.
This is discrimination, and it’s unlawful.
Shelter are still working hard to tackle this unlawful discrimination. But we need your help. Now we need to make sure landlords and letting agents hold up their end of the bargain.
We need you to stand with us. Sign your name and show your support.