More on the housing waiting list as economy hits wages
Thursday 17th January 2013, 5:00PM GMT.
WAGE stagnation and higher rental costs are to blame for an increase in housing waiting lists, the Housing Department has said.
The combined number of people seeking either the department’s and the Guernsey Housing Association’s rental accommodation in 2012 rose to 340, an increase of 34 from 306 in 2011.
However, Housing said figures had been showing a downward trend from when the lists peaked in 2010 at 360.
This was due to the emptying of the Grand Bouet and Cour du Parc, pictured, and having to move displaced tenants into social housing.