I am still fairly new to Canberra having moved from NSW and am curious about the public housing system.
Is this an ACT only thing where housing commission rentals are placed among normal full price paying individuals?
It certainly makes it hard when trying to move, there is no suburb to stay away from it seems to be a case of trial and error with the neighbours. I’ve tried asking the real estate agents when we were looking at rental properties however they don’t seem to know if the house is surrounded by housing commission, or they simply won’t tell me for fear of not being able to lease the property.
I am wondering if the ACT Government has integrated housing commission like this in an effort to remove “bad suburbs” or if they just don’t realise other states do things differently?