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Housing frequently asked questions (FOI)

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about housing as part of freedom of information (FOI) requests.


How many people in the local authority area are classed as homeless?
The data is published on the Stats Wales website: Homelessness (Stats Wales)

How much money has been invested in homelessness projects?
The Supporting People Programme Grant is spent on a range of housing related support services aimed at preventing homelessness and supporting people to maintain their accommodation in the community. Listed below are the annual allocations of the Supporting People Grant made by Welsh Government to Swansea Council.

The grant for 2019/20 was £13,817,121
The grant for 2018/19 was £13,908,658
The grant for 2017/18 was £13,817,121

Homeless and rough sleepers

Housing waiting list

We don't routinely keep figures from our waiting list as it changes on a daily basis. We are only able to provide a current snapshot of our waiting lists at a point in time.

Council housing stock

13,577 (as at May 2021).