Sorry Im not picking on you but I dont understand how people can sit in housing when they can afford to move. There are people who are on the streets with little kids. It makes me upset that people think they can live in housing 'just because' they have been there a long time.
Public housing is not a ticket to a house. Its so people can have a roof over their heads in case of emergencies, to prevent homelessness.
I dont care what lease was signed 30 years ago, it needs to change. There are families living in tents and caravan parks. Little children with no homes. Its wrong and it needs to change.
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22-06-2012 10:17 #111
22-06-2012 10:18 #112
I do understand where you're coming from. My Nana in NZ is in a 3brm housing home and has been for over 35 years. I was raised there as were my mum and aunties. I'm still surprised she has been left alone and not asked to move. As much as there are emotional ties to the home, it doesn't belong to her and it would be very reasonable to expect them to downsize her.
As for the OP I definitely disagree with sharing. How demeaning.
I do agree with downsizing but I think every effort should be made to find a home in the same area.
And upping the rent is not going to solve anything at all.
22-06-2012 10:22 #113
What area did they sell off all the public housing? Not in Sydney, our office is within a large housing commission area , not only are they buying more houses but knocking down the old ones and replacing them with units/town houses , ( which do look do much better as the old 50,s houses were terribly run down) also we get a lot of rental applications from housing commission tenants - none of them are paying anywhere near market rent for our area?
22-06-2012 10:26 #114Senior Member
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I don't think the share housing will happen. It would be a disaster; like a quasi boarding house.
I guess they both need more stock, and to move people out quicker.
Is the income cut off for having to move out in qld $80k? I think that's too high, and $50 or 60k would be more appropriate. Even though they pay market rent, once they have a reliable and reasonable income for a while, it's time to move to the private sector.
Somebody I know lived in a 2br unit with their mother. The mother died in her 50s, while he was in his 20s, and he stayed there for years while studying and working. He should have been moved along as a single, tertiary educated man with no issues, he could easily rent in a private sharehouse within his means. I suppose the government doesn't want to spend the time analysing each case, and people just stay on.
I do acknowledge that after some period tenants regard the houses as their own, and they do need to be sensitive with older people.
22-06-2012 10:26 #115
22-06-2012 10:27 #116
Also Top ryde area. They are selling a massive unit complex. Hundreds of units.
22-06-2012 10:30 #117
If you don't like that your father's being evicted from a public housing house, help secure him another home.
Every other renter in the country has to worry about being moved on some time. I'm really glad public housing doesn't offer 'life long' leases now.
22-06-2012 10:34 #118Senior Member
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I just don't like the simplistic view of "oh, just live with family"... things aren't that black and white for everybody.
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22-06-2012 10:53 #120
I was lucky growing up that our grandad live with us for around 10 years, until he remarried
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