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ACT Government buying homes to top up existing stocks

By Thumper 23 October 2006 24

According to the ABC, the ACT Government has bought 20 properties at the cost of roughly $6M as a tempory housing measure for destitute people.

Surprisingly, Minister Not Responsible, Katy Gallagher , seems to be making sense in saying, ‘The idea is that we use it, that people can transition out of crisis accommodation”

This is an admirable thing although I would like to hear some more about the scheme, including how long is such a ‘transition’? Who will be using these properties and for how much? And, should not these properties simply become part of the ACT Housing stock?

I must add, at $300K per property these are no hovels, considering they are transitional.

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cleo 1:25 am 30 Mar 11

Well not all public housing tenants are lazy good for nothings, yes we also get sick and tired of the drug f…ked and alcoholic’s, and young noisy tenants, it is housing responsibility to see that all tenants live a peaceful environment, there is such a thing as a disruptive behaviour policy.
Housing can’t be bothered most of the time, they will give you some bullshit story, but when you tell them of your rights, preferably in writing they will act then.

AG Canberra 4:14 pm 28 Feb 11

“even the Defence Housing Authority, whom one would have thought would have well disciplined, polite tenants. But apparently not…”

We bought our place of DHA and apparently the tradies were in there for a week before it was put on the market. Gardens completely re done, patches in walls, couple of doors and windows replaced….

There are dodgy tennants in all walks of life….

babeeshka 3:38 pm 28 Feb 11

This is description of actual housing given to one teen mother in my neighbourhood. In her case she plans a family of eight with an unemployed boyfriend in separate housing and has been given the property for life. The property advertised below is identical to what she was given AND she moved in with it brand new. I kid you not.

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From the moment you enter this stunning energy efficient, light filled three bedroom, ensuite residence that presents like new,

you will be captivated by the feel, look and style on offer. North facing to the rear and featuring stunning separate formal and informal living areas, terrific kitchen with stone bench tops and first class fixtures and fittings. Each of the lovely bedrooms feature built in robes with the huge master boasting a large balcony and spacious ensuite with double size shower. Other features include extensive tiling, quality carpets, double garage with remote control door, exquisite bathrooms and a powder room downstairs, all which add to the appeal of this fine townhouse. The large outdoor area is just fantastic with an expansive lawn area, ample room for entertaining plus plenty of room for the kids and pets (pibulls welcome). Set in a quiet location with a brilliant outlook to both Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie. Walk to schools, shops, transport, Farmers market at epic and the reserve whilst still being only minutes to the city. Just move in and enjoy this stunning home.

I-filed 12:56 am 29 Oct 06

Strange – ACT Housing is constantly passing properties on to housing co-ops at the request of Housing tenants who would prefer to tuch into an unregulated system , and from then on they are lost to the ACT ratepayer and can be ‘allocated’ on whatever basis the co-op wants in, without income specs etc, or policies as to whether a single person can be allocated a three-bedroom house. Doesn’t make sense if houses are being bought at the same time!

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