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Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity
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29 Aug 19
Today, we release our
report covering Universal Credit and local housing allowance (LHA):
We've used real life experiences to show how
are pushing people towards hardship and poverty.
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Our research shows that in 97% of areas a small family can’t afford even the cheapest local rents with
This creates a shortfall between people’s rent and what they get in housing allowance; 65% of households have a shortfall.
not doing its job in covering the cost of renting, families have to make up shortfalls in other ways.
This means they are having to make decisions no family should have to make – such as whether to cut back on food or heating to pay the rent.
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