Friday 21 March 2014 1.39pm
Yes it is. And it is not just the genuinely homeless but also many people on the "waiting lists" as made clear by Hammersmith & Fulham who are doing the future right now: https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/News/New_era_for_social_housing_in_Hammersmith_and_Fulham.asp
Most have been chucked off the H&F list.
I recall writing into the London Plan in about 2008, and Southwark Core strategy, asking about how the "waiting lists" were made, and if it included people on more than two waiting lists.
The more "demand" loaded into the plans the greater the crisis and more imperative to sell off Council owned land to private corporations. So they used "demand".
There's nothing to stop anyone being on more than one list so there might be some people finally giving up on London and taking (forced to take) what they can get elsewhere.
Dire. The whole thing is such a mess.
With so many private tenants being evicted, 200,000+, and all kinds of homeownership costs and options being so expensive, many secure tenants already in social housing are not going to move out even if they could afford to move. Everything is just too risky.