Tell the PM: everyone needs a safe home during lockdown

A new lockdown means we need new protections. We need the government to provided enough support to those who are homeless or threatened by homelessness as a result of the lockdown.

Make your voice heard and demand urgent action. Read and sign our email to the Prime Minister asking him to:  

•    Publish clear guidance to ensure councils provide safe emergency accommodation to everyone at risk of the streets 
•    Provide financial support to help renters pay off arrears built up due to COVID-19
•    Scrap the benefit cap and review housing benefit rates to ensure people can pay the rent, and to prevent growing rent arrears and eviction 

As the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is responsible for ensuring that everyone can safely follow government advice to stay at home to stop COVID-19 spreading. Gaps in the welfare safety net are widening and many renters are struggling with mounting rent arrears they cannot pay back. In freezing weather, too many people with nowhere to stay can no longer rely on family and friends to provide a bed for the night. 

Hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs, and a rapidly growing number of people are at risk of losing their homes over the Winter.

Co-sign our letter and call on our Prime Minister to help those facing homelessness at this difficult time.