Thursday, August 16, 2012

Turn 'any' unused 'high value' State House into 2 or more!

If a ‘high value’ state house becomes vacant, for any reason, I believe we should sell it and use the proceeds to finance more state houses. I am not saying that we should move people out of existing homes, unless there is good reason; for example, tenants abusing, damaging or using the home for unlawful purposes (I leave you to decide that).
Oh yes, I can hear the cries of ‘no way!’ and I leave you to imagine other responses. The simple fact remains that if we have  homes owned by the State and they are over a certain value, then why not convert them into funds for building more homes so that that those in dire need of this most basic need are catered for.
I do not know how many homes would be in this category, but surely it is a no brainer--- just get on and do it, Minister of Housing,’ and the opposition from any party can pull their heads in. Unless you have seen the consequences of families living in unlined cold and damp garages, sending their kids to school (if they can) with poor health, then back off with your politically insensitive comments. We need more houses and all possibilities should be considered.
PS---‘High Value’ would depend on the city and area.