“Suppliers registered to cooperate with the strategic function of local authorities and their obligations to implement identified housing needs, including the fulfillment of commitments in appointment agreements.” (a) to request another authority or agency competent in matters of housing in England, Wales and Scotland to assist it in the performance of its tasks under this Part. Local authorities have a legal obligation to ensure adequate housing for the employment of eligible homeless people (housing) as a priority. However, many local authorities in England and Wales have transferred their housing stock to social landlords, hence the need to help registered providers to fulfil their functions in this area. Even in cases where a municipality still retains/owns its housing stock, the demand for social housing often far outweighs the supply, so municipalities depend on housing companies to provide housing to housing applicants to fulfill their obligation. . . .