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Blog Freeze social rents Defend tenants from unaffordable rent rises By Rebecca Winson 20 September 2022 The cost of living crisis is hitting everyone hard. We’ve all seen the news about rising energy bills and the cost of food. But rents are soaring too – and many living in social homes are wondering how they will make ends meet. Social rents were slated to be raised by a whopping 11% next year – in line with soaring inflation. The government has already caved to pressure and said they won’t hit that high. We are

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Freeze social rents

Defend tenants from unaffordable rent rises


Freeze social rents

The cost of living crisis is hitting everyone hard. We’ve all seen the news about rising energy bills and the cost of food. But rents are soaring too – and many living in social homes are wondering how they will make ends meet.

Social rents were slated to be raised by a whopping 11% next year – in line with soaring inflation. The government has already caved to pressure and said they won’t hit that high. We are already winning – but it’s not enough.

The government has put out a consultation on raising rents from anywhere between 3% and 7%. Even a 3% rise will decimate the budgets of those currently struggling.

Freeze social rents – email your MP

Homes For Us believes that rents for social housing tenants should be frozen, with government funding councils and other social housing providers to ensure there is no loss of services.

Will you help us win this? Email your MP about the consultation, and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Many social housing tenants are already on the breadline – but we can act together to stop rents increasing.

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