3,000 waiting for social housing

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The number of applicants for social housing is slightly higher than it had been seven years ago, reaching 2,920 this month.

In a reply to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Ivan Bartolo, Social Accommodation Minister Roderick Galdes noted that there were 2,800 applicants on the waiting list in March 2013, when the Labour Party won the general election after 15 years of PN rule.

In 2018, just 116 social housing units were allocated, considerably less than the 286 applications received. Last year, the government pledged to build 1,700 units within a few years through various schemes.