would you plan to NEVER 'give up' your house in public housing, even if you were in a position to rent privately??
I had a conversation with a an older neighbour who was quite suprised when I mentioned in conversation that I didn't plan on being in my house (which is public housing) by 2014. I told her I was working towards getting a career and being able to be in a position to move out of here and rent/buy my own place.
She looked at me and said " You're mad for ever leaving here! Why would you give up THIS?"
I reiterated the fact that I was working toward a goal and that included being able to move out and then I said as a by the way " And who knows, by the time I leave, there might be another single mum in my position who would need my house.....why would I stay if I don't NEED to be here, if I CAN afford to move out, eventually??"
I really am suprised by her response, she ended the conversation then and looked a bit miffed by my response.
Seriously, am I MEANT to stay living in public housing FORVER...just because I was lucky enough to get a place????
What do others, in public housing right now, think? Do you plan on staying 'forever' or, do you have plans to move on when you can and get back into the 'normal' rental market?