Open discrimination is freely taking place on high streets up and down the country.
No DSS’ signs are a common sight in letting agent windows and websites. They mean that people who earn housing benefit, struggling with housing costs due to rising rents and shrinking wages, are locked out of many homes. They are being discriminated against as a group in an unjustified manner, and we believe that it is likely to be unlawful too.
We need to expose discrimination, and put an end to practices that unfairly penalise those who are receiving benefits.
If you have been discriminated against by a letting agent due to earning housing benefits, please get in touch with Shelter to discuss next steps.