I lived in a CRS unit some years back. I was an absolute fool to give it up.
I had just had my 2nd child and had started working casually. I (stupidly) wanted to move in with my partner. We couldn't stay in the CRS as our combined income was too high apparently (he was on under $40k and i earnt maybe $15k). So we got a private rental. He turned out to be an abusive pr!ck. There was no way i could afford the private rent on PPS. There was no way i could get approved for another private rental being soley on PPS. I was listed as having a "very high need" for housing by DOH. After 2 years of dealing with the abuse and not coming anywhere close to being housed by DOH i left and tried to get a private rental in a cheaper area. I spent 6 months homeless... around 150 rental applications knock backed in the first 3 months. So i tried different areas and my applications were still knock backed.
I went back to the ex then into a refuge then short term accommodation then i was back to having nowhere so it was back to the ex for the sake of having a roof over our heads.
So if i were ever in the position to get my hands on DOH i would probably cling on to it for dear life. I know what its like to deal with abuse every day of my life, i know what its like to be homeless with children, i know what its like to be discriminated against.