More than 1m families waiting for social housing in England

Shelter figures show 1.15 million households on waiting lists last year with only 290,000 homes made available

More than 1 million families are stuck on waiting lists for social housing in England as the number of council homes in Britain slumps to a record low.

Figures from the housing and homelessness charity Shelter show that a total of 1.15 million households were on waiting lists last year, with only 290,000 homes made available, leaving a national shortfall of more than 800,000 homes.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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