700 homeless households in Scotland were forced to spend more than TEN years in temporary accommodation, due to a chronic social housing shortage.
A damning new report reveals a 38% rise in the number of private tenants making homeless applications in Scotland.
Official figures show the number of families who will be spending Christmas in temporary accommodation is up by 20%.
Nearly half of all homeless young people first experienced life on the streets before their 21st birthday, research shows.
Nearly 1,000 social housing tenants lost their homes in the last year, says Shelter Cymru.
High rents and housing benefit cap making it harder for councils to find safe and decent places in local area, says charity Shelter
One in five young people across Britain have 'sofa surfed' from one couch to another over the past year, because they have nowhere else to go.
Crisis and Shelter will help challenge a law that allows local councils to turn away homeless people who are judged not 'vulnerable' enough
The increased use of cruel benefit sanctions is affecting the ability of young people to access accommodation, a damning new report reveals.
Figures show more than 30,000 tenants thrown out by end of September, which social landlords say is due to bedroom tax
A poll by the homeless charity Centrepoint found that nearly one in five young people have slept rough in the last 12 months.
The figures also show that the number of homeless families living in B&B's has more than doubled in only three years.
An undercover investigation by homelessness charity Crisis has revealed how homeless people are being turned away by councils with no choice but to sleep on the streets.
Latest figures show that 59,710 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation across England at the end of June 2014 – the highest level for five years.
More than one in three homeless families in London are finding themselves trapped in temporary accommodation for more than two years
The shocking rise comes at the same time as figures show a 25% drop in the number of beds in emergency night shelters.
Homeless jobseekers and those in supported accommodation are to be granted exemptions from benefit sanctions in new legislation being brought before parliament today
Study of risk factors in the north east finds rent arrears, food poverty and crime on the rise. Homelessness will come next
Rents in London are set to rise considerably faster than housing benefit, meaning the pool of affordable properties is getting smaller and smaller.
The study warns that a dwindling social housing stock in Northern Ireland and reforms to welfare benefits risks 'pushing more people into increased financial hardship and homelessness'.
3.8 MILLION families could be just one paycheck away from losing their home, the housing and homeless charity Shelter has warned.
Benefit sanctions and welfare reforms will hit homeless people in Scotland harder than any other group, a Scottish charity has warned.