2 single mums applied to move in together after being told there are no smaller places to move into.
Mum 1 has a 6yo dd and does fdc from the property. She lives in a 3brm house.
Across the road is a single mum with an 8yo dd working as a teacher aide. Also in a 3brm house.
There is a 4brm house next door to the teacher aide mum that has been vacant almost a year.
FDC mum and Teacher Aide mum asked to move into vacant 4brm house. They would free up 2 x 3brm houses and occupy a 4brm house. If that works out, they will apply to rent or buy together in the same area.
They were told that is not how it works. So neither can downsize. Neither are likely to have anyone move into spare room (singles will not be placed with families, 2 families will only be placed together if they are all one gender and have their own room. Meanwhile a house is left vacant that will not be expensive for those 2 to move to.
So is there really a crisis? (I believe so, but it doesn't seem the govt really believes it)