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.