Thangam Debbonaire – 2021 Comments on Homelessness and the Pandemic

The comments made by Thangam Debbonaire, the Shadow Housing Secretary, on 16 March 2021.

A decade of Conservative Governments has weakened the foundations of our economy. As a result, we came into this crisis with too many people just a few steps away from homelessness.

Renters have been barely considered throughout this crisis. The Government promised that no-one will lose their home because of coronavirus, but holes in their so-called evictions ban mean thousands of people have been made homeless at the height of the pandemic.

The Government must strengthen the ban on evictions and deal with the growing arrears crisis.