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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.

Homelessness

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

Help for people who are homeless

Temporary accommodation costs

Net cost (including B+B and all other temporary accommodation)

2021/2022 - £444,327
2020/2021 - £389,770

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.

Total on March 2022 - 6,246:

  • applicants - 4,646
  • tenants waiting to transfer to another council property - 1,600 

Total on December 2021 - 5,944:

  • applicants - 4,364
  • tenants waiting to transfer to another council property - 1,580

Total on July 2021 - 5,491

  • applicants - 3,970
  • tenants waiting to transfer to another council property - 1,521

Council housing stock

13,637 (as at May 2022).