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Special series - Housing: A Capital Crisis

All this week, we're running a special series of reports on the Capital's booming housing market, and how Londoners are coping with it.

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London's shortage of social housing

Today's budget announcement to build a garden city in East London will be welcomed by many who say London needs new family homes - but that's not the only shortage in the capital. There are thousands of people in need of social housing that simply doesn't exist any more.

Luke Hanrahan has been looking at why there's such a drastic shortage and what it means for London.

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