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Housing Minister Encourages Landlords To Breach Discrimination Laws

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Housing Minister Encourages Landlords To Breach Discrimination Laws

[quote= http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/housing-minister-encourages-landlords-to-breach-discrimination-laws/]The invisible Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has said it is “perfectly legitimate” for landlords to refuse to rent to people on Housing Benefits despite serious doubts about the legality of this practice.
[quote= http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27940701]The number of people made homeless when a private tenancy ends has trebled in the past five years. It is now the single biggest cause of homelessness in England and most have been thrown out by private landlords.
[quote= http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/hundreds-of-thousands-of-households-staring-homelessness-in-the-face/]Hundreds of thousands of households, many of them with children, are staring homelessness in the face as a direct result of Iain Duncan Smith’s bungled welfare reforms.
Recently released figures show that just under 400,000 households received Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) in 2013/14.  These payments are the sticking plaster used to cover up savage cuts to housing benefits and prevent soaring homelessness in  the run up to the election.  Many of the payments, which are administered by Local Authorities, are being used to meet rent shortfalls due to the Bedroom Tax.
Is it possible to reform IDS et al, back to the real world, or are they too far up IDS's gluteus maximus to be reformed ?Huh