Social housing in the firing line

(Christopher Harris, 27 November 2014, City Hub)

A Family and Community Services (FACS) spokesperson, speaking for Minister Gabrielle Upton, has refused to rule out the sell-off of inner city social housing properties, specifically Glebe and Woolloomooloo...

...Independent member for Sydney, Alex Greenwhich suggested that the focus had to be shifted onto prevention.

“More people moving out of subsidised housing may help others get in, but will further reduce rental income needed to cover costs. Helping younger people get training or jobs is more likely to be useful, but many tenants are ageing, have significant disabilities or complex health problems and this won’t work for all so must not be imposed,” he said.

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