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Series 1 Episode 1

How do councils cope with a lack of properties and a surplus of people in need of homes with affordable rent?

This episode follows some of the council officers and families in Tower Hamlets in East London. Each week there are 24,000 people hoping to get one of just 40 properties available.


With 1.8 million people on England's social housing list, this series looks at how Tower Hamlets and Manchester councils are dealing with the problems caused by a lack of affordable homes