Waiting lists

Updated: 12 Nov 2018
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.