Housing Justice says distancing rules would see winter shelter space drop by over 50%, meaning it would have no more than 1,000 beds for homeless people.
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick said if an area was in a local lockdown that included a restriction on gathering in homes, evictions would not be enforced.
The new Affordable Homes Programme, which is due to run from 2021 to 2026, will allocate 50% of the £12bn fund to affordable homeownership.
Renters have been protected during the COVID-19 crisis by a temporary government ban on evictions announced in March at the height of the pandemic.
Government extends ban of evictions from social or private rented accommodation until 23 August giving renters greater protection
The Government has extended its ban on evictions from social or private rented accommodation until 23 August, giving renters across England and Wales greater protection.
Housing Secretary announces plans for long-term homes for rough sleepers taken off the streets during COVID-19 pandemic
Plans to provide thousands of long-term, safe homes for vulnerable rough sleepers taken off the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic have been unveiled by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP.