Local Housing Allowances and Rents in St Albans

Local housing allowances have been frozen since April 2020 and our analysis shows that, as a result, a large gap has opened up between allowances and actual rents in St Albans. We have evidence that families are having to cut back on other essential spending to pay the rent or having to take on debt to feed themselves and heat their homes. We are also seeing an increase in the number of people who fear they will lose their homes and become homeless. We are calling for the restoration of the link between Local Housing Allowances and rent from April 2024. You can find out more here.