Also each time moving was not in the same area, so my children had to either commute or change schools. It is my opinion that this instability adversely effected DD3 and resulted in her having a mental breakdown and almost completely missing out on all her year six schooling.
We are now in a tiny house that is too small for us, and also have to contend with a neighbour with a mental illness that fosters inappropriate relationships with my children. Many times I consider re-entering the private rental market for premises that would be better suited to our family, then I consider that instability of the risk of having to move on again and come to the conclusion that I cannot put DD3 through that again.
No, my house is not currently under-occupied, it is over-occupied. (We are eligible for a five bedroom house and living in a tiny four bedroom house; I've seen two bedroom units bigger than my house.)
And for the whole time we have been here (almost two years) there has been a vacant plot from a house that had previously burnt down. Housing could easily build a new house on that plot and put another family in, but nothing seems to be planned at all.