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16 October 2023

With the Chancellor’s 2023 Autumn Statement approaching, Glass Door joined 18 other organisations in writing a joint letter urging the restoration of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates to cover the bottom 30% of rents in a given area.

LHA rates determine how much housing benefit people can get, but have been frozen for years while rents have sky-rocketed. News site Government Business covered the letter, including a quote from it:

One piece of context given in the article is the government’s latest statistics on statutory homelessness in England: “between April 2022 and March 2023, almost 300,000 households were owed a homelessness duty by their council due to either experiencing or being threatened with homelessness, a 6.8% increase on the previous year.”

The article also quoted Glass Door’s CEO, Jo Carter:

The full article can be found here: https://governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/16102023/hunt-urged-unfreeze-local-housing-allowance-combat-homelessness