There are 180,780 people on the housing waiting list in the North West.
Salma is one of them.
When her husband suddenly died she was unable to afford the rent.
Salma and her children now face eviction.
Bolton Council released a statement:
Unfortunately for many families a sudden change of circumstances, through no fault of their own, can make it difficult for them to meet their financial commitments.
UPDATE: Salma has been given priority status on the register.