I know of a woman who's house is public housing and she is hardly ever there, she lives with her bf and comes to her house every few weeks to mow the lawn, check on things etc. The house sits empty for weeks at a time while she lives with her partner. It's been reported but nothing has changed. That is a 3 bedroom house, perfect for a family, fenced with a huuuuuge yard. The whole house got refurbished by the governemnt (new kitchen, bathroom, stairs, paint, yard cleaned up etc etc) and it still sits empty and gets used about twice a month by her.
Such a waste, imo.