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Unprecedented demand’ for housing with hundreds of bids on some council homes. Wigan council is facing ‘unprecedented demand’ for social housing with hundreds of bids for homes and the waiting list growing 69 per cent in two years.
The local authority has received 2,450 homeless application since April 2020 with 424 people in ‘urgent need’ of accommodation still waiting to be housed.
As of last week, there were 9,654 households on Wigan council’s waiting list.
See what the Right To Buy has done. Social housing was for those working class people who couldn't afford to buy their own home.
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