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We will be closing our waiting list to new applicants from 18 November.

We are currently reviewing our policy on housing transfers as we are finding it increasingly difficult to move tenants on the internal transfer list. There are 1,600 residents on the waiting list but we were able to move only 145 last year. Most residents on the list have been waiting for an average of eight years.

As we cannot meet the ongoing demand for transfers, we are considering rehousing only the most vulnerable residents in future. While we carry out the review, the waiting list will be closed for new applications. This will take effect from 18 November 2013.

Following the review, we will write to residents on the transfer list to let them know the outcome.