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    From the way I see it, it is pretty black and white. Public housing is tax payer funded is it not? therefore paid by us taxpayers. I resent having my taxes going towards people that don't need it, when others are homeless.

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    Well I live in the real world with real expectations of people and an understanding of people in these situations where there are many shades of grey. I'm lucky I have my own house but that's because I was lucky enough to have had a baby when I was out of school and in the workforce with years of experience in my field and qualifications to go with it. I'm also lucky because I have an only child and was in stable employment at the time of the loan. I'm also lucky because I'm white. I know it shouldn't matter what colour skin a person has or how many children they have or how old they are but it does matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    If I had to live in public housing ..with my child.. I would do everything I could do to get the hell out of it!!!!..
    wow what a way to make someone feel good. maybe we could switch roles for a moment yeah? or i should become homeless so i could get the hell outta here.

    btw, not all housing commission houses look like they are housing. many people think i rent privately or own.

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    Majority of people who are in housing are entitled to live there by a financial assessment they do regulary. That is why they are there, not simply because they don't want to give their houses up. And if they did just suddenly give their houses up if they could afford it, they'd more than likely find themselves homeless in a couple of years anyways so then would have to be stuck on a waiting list again. Like I would if I left my home. So then where would they have to go? Where would I go with 3 kids? Right now I live on my own and I don't have family I could stay with. I'm isolated and alone. There are many reasons why people are in housing, and it's not a bad thing living in housing or wanting to be in housing.
    As long as I am entitled to be here, I will be! They are here for low income earners.
    Why are some people so bitter about people being in housing? Most people have a genuine need to be in them. Including myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykawaii View Post
    Majority of people who are in housing are entitled to live there by a financial assessment they do regulary. That is why they are there, not simply because they don't want to give their houses up. And if they did just suddenly give their houses up if they could afford it, they'd more than likely find themselves homeless in a couple of years anyways so then would have to be stuck on a waiting list again. Like I would if I left my home. So then where would they have to go? Where would I go with 3 kids? Right now I live on my own and I don't have family I could stay with. I'm isolated and alone. There are many reasons why people are in housing, and it's not a bad thing living in housing or wanting to be in housing.
    As long as I am entitled to be here, I will be! They are here for low income earners.
    Why are some people so bitter about people being in housing? Most people have a genuine need to be in them. Including myself.
    I am all for people having housing who need it !!!!!!!!

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    I'd actually rather see people in housing who appreciate it than the 'homeless' ones who go in and trash places then get another one straight away. These people anger me. They have no respect and truth be told, it's normally their own fault they are in the circumstance of needing housing.

    Housing is there for people who need a leg up in the world. I'm fortunate to not have to be in housing but if I was I wouldn't be sitting on my laurels forever. I would certainly be aiming to be out of it one day. I have absolutely no problem with people who are in housing for a genuine need. I think it is definitely sad that there are people out there taking advantage of the system and that contributes to the long long waiting lists and also means there are women and children out on the street. It really upsets me that this happens when there are people out there who could afford to rent privately. Yes it may stretch their finances a little but hey, we all have that problem! It's life. But it's important to remember that while there are people out there taking advantage. Many are not and no one has the right to judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztiks#1Fan View Post
    wow what a way to make someone feel good. maybe we could switch roles for a moment yeah? or i should become homeless so i could get the hell outta here.

    btw, not all housing commission houses look like they are housing. many people think i rent privately or own.
    I know right? And my house doesn't look like housing because it isn't typically a 'housing' house. It used to be a privately owned house that was bought by the department some 20 years ago. It's actually identical to 3 houses beside me that were old war widow homes. Each one owned by the people living in them. No one knows that this is housing unless I tell them. People are surprised when I tell them it's housing. And I tell them because I am not ashamed of my living situation.

    For what it's worth, when I tried to move interstate to be with my DP, not one real estate would accept us. Not one! Combined apparently we didn't earn enough and with his kids on the weekend and me being pregnant they didn't like how many kids we'd have. We went for 30 odd places in the space of 5 months and we got kicked out of his place because the landlord didn't like me staying there temporarily with my two children while we found a home together so I made my DP homeless he now lives with his sister and wanting to move to Sydney to be closer to me.
    So I tried to get out of housing, go to a place where cost of living would be cheaper, and where I could survive out of housing and I still couldn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I live my life in black and white there is no shade of grey....the grey to me is often the "excuse " for things....
    I'm sure if you became a single mum, with small kids, you would soon understand the shades of grey, when RE continue to knock you back on property after property soley bc you are single. You could be working and getting a nice income, but you are still single. There are people out there that have pretty big judgements on single mums, often bc of their own experiences, and a misplaced sense of jealousy that they somehow get everything given to them.

    You (and I) are in a priviledged position being partnered. We don't get the stigmatism. But I always keep in mind how quickly it can all change and I can become the 'money sucking' single mum.

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    It's not always about the ability to afford the rent. It's not always about money. It can be that nobody will rent to them so to move out they would make themselves and their children homeless whether they can afford to pay the rent or not.

    I really hate that "my tax money" mentality too. Like you have a say then about when or where or how a person lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    I'm sure if you became a single mum, with small kids, you would soon understand the shades of grey, when RE continue to knock you back on property after property soley bc you are single. You could be working and getting a nice income, but you are still single. There are people out there that have pretty big judgements on single mums, often bc of their own experiences, and a misplaced sense of jealousy that they somehow get everything given to them.

    You (and I) are in a priviledged position being partnered. We don't get the stigmatism. But I always keep in mind how quickly it can all change and I can become the 'money sucking' single mum.
    We own properties ..we have assets ..we have money..I made sure of this before becoming a mum..so if we split..I would still have a place to live and work and be able to provide..

    I don't wish anyone to be a single mum..and can imagine how hard it would be to get a house..
    as i said ...if I was in housing I would be doing everything I could to get out of needing it...

    Also why are people defending/ talking about the look of the housing comm houses? What's that got to do with anything....


 

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