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Star date: 30th November 2009  

HOUSING WAITING LIST ALMOST QUADRUPLES IN 10 YEARS

According to latest Government figures, Salford has the second highest number of households in Greater Manchester on council waiting lists for social housing.

The latest stats, to November 2009, show 13.1% of all households in the city are on the waiting list, and that figure excludes families looking to transfer houses. Since 1999 this figure has almost quadrupled.

Further details here…


There are currently 12,661 households in Salford on the Council's waiting list for social housing, compared to just 3,452 ten years ago*.

Despite all the regeneration money that's poured into the city, this figure flies in the face of pledges to make Salford a better place to live, and represents an almost quadrupling (x3.7) of people waiting for houses that aren't available.

In Greater Manchester, only Bolton has a higher percentage of people on the waiting list.

*The figure excludes households wanting to transfer from their current properties which would add another 6,000, according to stats we quoted from the CBL last week.

 

 

P Pearson wrote
at 16:13:00 on 03 December 2009
Walking round some estates you see hundreds of council houses boarded up. Apparently City West manage to refurbish 75 houses per year - does this seem enough given the number of people on the waiting list ?
 
Ann Ayres wrote
at 16:00:33 on 03 December 2009
I'm not on the housing list, but if I was, I would be angered by the two tier system in operation by the LHA. Staff working in departments that deal with asylum seekers applications for housing are unable to discuss the system that houses asylum seekers before people who are born here. I am not passing the blame to the people enetering the country, but we have our own have nots. I've travelled a lot and accepted the fact that I am a foreign person and the treatment I have sometimes received, which has not always been benevolent.
 
wrote
at 04:58:17 on 01 December 2009
So knocking down all those terraced houses worked a treat then?
 
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