Nearly half a million immigrants have been given taxpayer-funded homes over the past decade.
The revelation comes as the number of families on the waiting list for social housing hits a record 1.8million. Most are British born.
Of the four million migrants who arrived between 2001 and 2011, 469,843 were allocated council or housing association properties.
New figures reveal 469,843 of the 4million migrants who arrived in the UK between 2001 and 2011 were given council homes.
Around 1.2million foreigners now live in social housing – one in eight of the total. In London the figure is thought to be as high as one in five.
The national census statistics, which were released yesterday, highlight fears about increased pressure on public services when Romanians and Bulgarians win free access to jobs in this country in January.
The figures also show the effects of the large-scale immigration encouraged by the Tony Blair and Gordon Brown governments.
According to the census, 105,506 of the immigrants who found social housing after 2001 were from Eastern European states that joined the EU in 2004, most of them Poles.
In the mid-2000s, Whitehall officials estimated that the cost to taxpayers of maintaining a single social housing unit was £620 a year.
Assuming each unit is occupied by four people, that would put the housing costs of post-2001 migrants at between £5billion and £8billion.
Sir Andrew Green, of the MigrationWatch think-tank, said: ‘The figures serve to underline the huge costs of mass immigration – costs often ignored by the immigration lobby.’
In 2009, a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission claimed there was ‘no evidence to support the perception that new migrants are getting priority over UK-born residents’.
National census statistics chart the rise in Eastern European immigrants given social housing after 2001. More than 100,000 were from states that joined the EU in 2004, mostly Poles.
A Pair Of Bastards.
Census figures from the last decade reveal the effects of the large-scale immigration encouraged by Tony Blair (left). In March, David Cameron (right) launched plans to prioritise local people on social housing waiting lists
The research found no evidence of abuse of the system such as queue jumping or providing false information.
But in March David Cameron announced a clampdown, including plans for a local residence test.
Local people will be given priority on waiting lists for social housing and migrants will become eligible only after two years.
Councils say the fundamental flaw in the plan is they will still be obliged to help any EU migrants who present themselves as homeless.
Mike Jones, of the Local Government Association, says: ‘If we don’t house them that means we are going to have to deal with them under the homeless laws which cost us a great deal more.’
£2M Home For Somali Muslim Asylum Seeker.
While most migrants would expect a modest home, some councils have spent huge amounts of public money on housing families who arrive on their doorstep.
Somali asylum seeker Saeed Khaliif was given a £2million home in one of the country’s most exclusive neighbourhoods in 2011.
The 49-year-old was granted housing benefits of almost £8,000 a month to live in the six-bedroom property with his wife Sayida and their children.
Exclusive living: Saeed Khalif (left) and the Hampstead home (right) he and his family were given in 2011
The couple demanded to be moved to West Hampstead, North-West London, after deciding their home in the Midlands was inadequate.
Their new house boasted a 90ft garden and was refurbished before their arrival.
It is understood Mr Khaliif has up to eight children and lives on benefits. He has not worked since arriving here three years ago.
Although housing benefit has been capped at £400 a week, the Khaliifs were able to claim more because they moved before the change came into force.
According to sources, the house was being advertised to rent at £7,800 per month.
There are soldiers that have come home from fighting the very same people that are living among us, which of course are the Muslims. Yet there are soldiers that have come home homeless, they are sleeping in their car or worse still in a tent. These lads have gone to risk their lives trying to defeat the enemy, yet Muslims can leave their countries and come over to the UK and the first thing they get are 2 million pound homes to live in, not only that, but they get their house fully furnished with flat screen TVs, they are given mobile phones so they can ring their family’s in Pakistan or where ever they come from and their gas and electric bills are paid and the Muslim men don’t have to worry about going to work, because they get more benefits than anyone else.
Some people have been on the housing waiting list for years, but as soon as the stinking Muslims come in to the UK they are housed straight away, most of them in 2 million pound homes, while our own people get nothing. That ungrateful bastard pictured above, DEMANDED to be moved and he was moved, straight in to a 2 million pound house, but if your White and British and you demanded a house, you would go straight to the bottom of the housing list. We are being walked over and taken over and no one seems to realize it.