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Dozens of families who have been waiting for social housing for several years, sometimes even decades, are set to take legal action against a London council, accusing it of corruption and racism.
The families, all of whom are Somali, claim they have been systemically removed from housing waiting lists by Tower Hamlets council due to their race, and some have been placed in severely unfit and unsafe homes that doctors say posed a major risk to their health.
Tower Hamlets is effectively run by Bengalis.
The Observer also heard multiple claims of families being asked to pay money to move up the waiting list either by council officials or strangers who identified themselves as housing officers or being linked to the council.