It says the great British tradition of council housing will be dead within 10 years because cash-starved authorities cannot afford to look after homes.
A Shelter spokesman said: 'We are concerned about what happens to the tenants of homes that are sold off. A lack of affordable houses is leading more people into hostels, then into homelessness. The very last thing the country needs is more hard-up people thrown out on to the streets.'
It lists the top 10 councils for axing homes. The list is headed by Birmingham, followed by Sunderland, Walsall, Coventry, Calderdale, West Lancashire, Wycombe, Richmond and Chester.