Around 400,000 households have been served an eviction notice or have been told they may be evicted. And the ban on evictions during the pandemic, dating from March 2020, ended on 31 May.
Unemployment is still up because of pandemic job losses, and the Bank of England forecasts a further rise in autumn when the Tories plan to scrap furlough.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation estimates that a further 450,000 households are in arrears with rent.
The “community union” Acorn and the Labour left group Momentum aim to mobilise people to stop these evictions. Solidarity supports their campaign.