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Calls for 'help-to-rent' scheme

April 20th 2017

Cathy Come Home. © Sixteen Films

Campaigners are encouraging the government to introduce a 'help-to-rent' scheme amidst growing rent prices in London.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has teamed up with Crisis after a RICS survey found that many homeless and vulnerable people cannot afford to rent private accommodation.

The Wharf reported that 29 per cent of the survey respondents cited housing benefit caps as a key reason for this.

The pressure from RICS comes as part of their wider anti-homelessness campaign 'A Home for Cathy', launched last year to mark the 50th anniversary of Cathy Come Home.


Apr/May 2017



Rogue landlords

Dual diagnosis

Object Hunters

Benefit cut for the young

Homeless migrants targetted

Glasgow street death

Christian kitchen made homeless... again

Universal Credit U-turn

Welfare Fund to fill gaps

Calls for 'help-to-rent' scheme

Cop case takes the biscuit

PSPOs still a threat

The Homeless Barbers

Cardiff homeless rates soar

New resource for job seekers

The Homeless Period

Finland sets new benchmark

U.S. budget trumps poor

Tiny houses: good or bad?

Peru floods

'Work-for-a-day' pilot project

'Safe Space' for Sydney


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