On North Inner-City development, rising rents and the homelessness crisis, the government is looking out for property interests, rather than the people’s interests.
Programme Prevents Homelessness, But Too Few Know About It
People at risk of losing their homes because their rent supplement is inadequate can get top-ups, but many suffer because they don’t know this is possible.
Bob: To Ease Homelessness, We Need Rent Certainty
Until we build more homes, we need to raise the rent supplement, introduce rent certainty and make several other changes, writes Bob Jordan, chief executive of housing charity Threshold.
Would Increasing the Rent Supplement Increase Rents?
There have been calls to increase rent supplement rates to keep more families from becoming homeless, but Labour Minister Alan Kelly says that would lead to an increase in rents. Is he right?