Urgent Statement: Corona Virus and Housing – Protect Tenants and Homes

Facing this viral pandemic, the Government must act urgently to ensure no 
one is left on the street homeless, and that no-one loses their home due 
to the virus.

Therefore we must have urgent action to:
•       Immediately open up hotels and other empty buildings to house all the homeless
•       Ensure no evictions or repossession action during this crisis: suspend 
rent and mortgage liability for anyone whose income is cut due to the 
virus
•       Scrap the five-week wait for Universal Credit/housing benefit and 
suspend all benefit sanctions

And as millions are living in overcrowded, unsuitable and unaffordable 
homes, we need immediate action with grant funding to:
•       Build 100,000 council homes a year at social rent with secure 
tenancies.


We stand united – we won’t blame each other, we need action by 
Government now.

Download the statement.