9 Jun 2018

More than a million families in England stuck on waiting lists for social housing

Over a million families in England were stuck on waiting lists for social housing last year and a quarter of those have been waiting for more than five years. The government says it IS tackling the problem, committing 9 billion pounds to build more affordable homes. But the housing charity Shelter, which compiled the figures, insists a massive increase in social house building was needed now and warned of the huge pressure on families sometimes waiting for years for a secure home.