For the first time over 20,000 households are on the Government’s waitlist for public housing.
By the end of August 20,385 eligible households were on the waitlist for state or social housing, with over 18,000 ranked as “priority A” – the most needy.
This compared to 19,438 the month before and 13,167 in August 2019. The waitlist has more than trebled since 2017.
It has increased by 349% since Labour took office.