So immigrants dont pay taxes dont go to church and upset other (ie white British) people?
I dont doubt it has the overwhelming support you claim, but the premises you decide to use are racist as well as errant.
Do you (Mr or Mrs Anonymous) have any figures to show that immigrants pay less taxes than white British people? Have any figures to show that a higher % of white British attend church than immigrants? That immigrants have a higher number of ASBOs or complaints made against them than White British?
To return to the question - the end is in sight? I think not. Local connection is part of allocation policies nationally and not just homeless legislation. The fact its in homeless legislation actually helps the indigent population have a priority over immigrants by local connection being applied - a simple yet bloody obvious point that those who rail against needs based approaches.
Changes to how local connection is prioritised in allocating properties is a real thorny issue. Allocation policies have to be written and interpreted and also have to accord with the law, whether that be 1996 Housing Act or lest we forget the Human Rights Act. To give actual priority to whte British people over non British is racist however you look at it and whether you agree with it as it discriminates against people on the grounds of race. Local councils will be in court every 5 minutes if they try and implement such a policy, and rightly so.
This is a non-runner