Council houses in Oldham will now only be rented to those ‘in need’ meaning nearly 80% of households on the social housing waiting list will be kicked off by Labour Oldham

In the last 2 years the number of households on Oldham council’s social housing register has increased from 10,000 to 24,118 more than triple the number in neighbouring local authority areas. As a result Oldham Council has announced almost 20,000 people on the housing waiting list will no longer be eligible for social housing. I suggest people download details of the Council’s new social housing letting policy in the link provided and take note of letting priorities such as “overcrowded” households which clearly puts central Oldham residents at the front of the queue. Please remember that nearly six years of record immigration in Oldham from high fertility unskilled Eastern European nations has had absolutely no effect on the Oldham housing market just as it has had no effect on school place shortages in the borough, it is just a coincidence. Labour Oldham continues its policies of seeding votes and maintaining and expanding poverty creating voter/political party interdependencies in core wards.
Labour Oldham Council wrongly state in their impact statement that the new housing policy has no impact on any particular ethnic group. Three major criteria to be on the revised list are overcrowding, low-income and disability. St Mary’s, Werneth & Coldhurst are the top areas in Oldham for all three of these criteria. Click here to download the councils new allocation rules.