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Waiting lists

Updated: 20 Feb 2019
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Renting privately is an alternative to waiting for social housing
Private rented sector to let signs
There continues to be a substantial demand for social housing.
  • At March 31 2018, 36,198 households were on the waiting list for social housing.
  • 24,148 of these were considered to be in housing stress (awarded 30 or more points by the Housing Selection Scheme).
  • Of those in housing stress, 17,520 households were deemed to be homeless.