Shelter's head of policy has claimed that the private rental sector was "never designed" to cope with the demand for homes that now exists.
The housing and homelessness charity is urging the government to spend billions on a 20-year housebuilding programme.
More than 130,000 children will not have a “permanent home” on Christmas Day, the homeless charity Shelter has found.
Landlords are boycotting B&Q and M&S over their support for homeless charity Shelter, which they say is taking part in a “campaign of negativity”.
Polly Neate of Shelter told Julia Hartley-Brewer that the 4% rise in homelessness in the UK was down to several factors, but a decrease in social housing was the 'root'
The figures released by charity Shelter also showed that private rents have risen by 16% since 2011, whereas average wages have only risen by 10%.
Sally Francis, from Money Saving Expert, says "If you're aware of it, do something now", as she offers budgeting advice in the wake of research saying one family in three would struggle with bills "within a month" following job loss…
Guardian Money editor Hilary Osborne tells Julia Hartley-Brewer that the results of a recent survey into the cost of living are worrying, but should not come as a surprise in the current climate…