Braintree district: Figures reveal 45-year wait for a council house

A family gave up their wait for a council house after spending nearly half a century on the waiting list.

New figures show the extent of the housing shortage in the district after Braintree Council revealed it has a back log of 2,983 housing applications.

One person had been on the waiting list since 1967 but finally gave up in November last year.

Two active applications have been in the system for 24 years but the council said it considers the families to be adequately housed.

However families must still register themselves in need of social housing every 12 months.

 

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12:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

The Yellow Peril says...

45 years? Clearly they were OK living somewhere else all that time and were not considered most needy - that's saved for teenage mums who bang out several kids by several men to claim all the benefits they can get.
45 years? Clearly they were OK living somewhere else all that time and were not considered most needy - that's saved for teenage mums who bang out several kids by several men to claim all the benefits they can get. The Yellow Peril
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4:35pm Wed 30 Jan 13

phillip15 says...

The Yellow Peril wrote:
45 years? Clearly they were OK living somewhere else all that time and were not considered most needy - that's saved for teenage mums who bang out several kids by several men to claim all the benefits they can get.
Lol, loved your last quote about teenage mums. If u can't afford kids then don't use them as an excuse to claim social housing!
[quote][p][bold]The Yellow Peril[/bold] wrote: 45 years? Clearly they were OK living somewhere else all that time and were not considered most needy - that's saved for teenage mums who bang out several kids by several men to claim all the benefits they can get.[/p][/quote]Lol, loved your last quote about teenage mums. If u can't afford kids then don't use them as an excuse to claim social housing! phillip15
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