Teresa Pearce MP met with Shelter to lend her support to their #EndDSSDiscrimination campaign.
According to a YouGov survey of almost 4.000 private renters, one in three renters receiving housing benefit haven’t been able to rent a home due to discriminatory practices which exclude renters on housing benefit.
Under the Equality Act 2010, it’s unlawful to indirectly discriminate based on things like, gender, disability or race. ‘No DSS’ adverts and other exclusionary practices can breach the Act via indirect discrimination, as they disproportionately harm women and disabled people, who are more likely to receive housing benefit.
If like Teresa, you support Shelter’s campaign to End DSS Discrimination, you can sign the petition here: https://england.shelter.org.uk/support_us/campaigns/dss