In addition to my post here on benefit cheats getting caught (LINK), I have another example of us cracking down on such activity from the Dollis Hill part of Dudden Hill Ward. My Safer Neighbourhood Team has informed me of a resident who lived in social housing was found to actually be working in a well paid job for a housing association.
Figures from the National Housing Federation have revealed the grim picture about Housing in Brent.
Brent has the second highest waiting list for households on a waiting list. (behind Newham). The average house price in Brent is £322,904. The Gross income needed for a mortgage is a whopping £83,032.
Bare in mind that this is before the unprecedented rise in tuition fees which makes these figures even worse for young people in the future who want to come onto the housing ladder for the first time.