‘Doors closing on housing benefit claimants’ London Assembly report

housingcrisis1Today’s publication of the London Assembly Housing Committee’s report on the consequences of welfare reform in the Capital is a surprisingly muted affair.  Most of the committee’s recommendations call for the Mayor to monitor this or the Government to review that – proposals which you will struggle to get much media interest in.  But it does highlight the four-fold increase in the number of homeless applications driven by the end of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and finds that landlords are increasingly reluctant to let to those on Housing Benefit. Continue reading