Generation Rent, estimates that 45,090 households will become homeless after being evicted from a private tenancy for rent arrears this year, compared with 15,030 in 2019.

This is based on the prediction, calculated via polling by the Resolution Foundation, that 13% of renters have fallen behind on their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Positively, more than 200 housing association properties in Liverpool have been made available for homeless people who have been living in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords have committed to offer all vacant properties to rough sleepers.

Possession proceedings have currently been suspended in court until 23rd August, meaning private renters cannot be evicted until this date.