I haven't seen that mini series either but I know the that philosophy is what all the public housing departments around the country adhere to.Disco wrote: ↑24 Jan 2018, 18:06That's interesting, I didn't watch it - but I grew up in a town that had concentrated public housing that was terrible, the kind of place where the Police have a 'no pursuit policy' and only enter in force, like that ghetto from Training Day. AU Post wouldn't deliver, Ambulances/Firies wouldn't attend, and sure as hell no pizza delivery.
This was great for the rest of the community however, because all the drop kicks were in one spot and didn't cause too much trouble. Then they had that bright idea, broke up the estate and bought housing comission homes all through town in good areas. All it did was cause problems for the other owners when those tennants bought their problems with them, housing prices went down, people were stuck with disgusting people as neighbours, it was a nightmare for some of them, and having lived next door to one, I wouldn't want to do it again.
That being said, sticking a bunch of poor people together is a terrible, terrible idea - but hey I don't know what the solution is.
But yeah, my experience with living next to public housing aligns with Disco's feeling on the matter.
It's why I haven't sold up yet... coupled with a flat unit market and capital gains tax now, I'll be losing money after the sale. The last owner to sell took a year with the property on the market and he effectively sold at a loss after taking into account his renovation costs. Like the other owners in the complex, I'll be fighting the government on this one for dumping a problem on my doorstep and not dealing with it properly. I just feel for my poor tenants.
Part of me thinks that the policy makers and program coordinators of the public housing departments need to live next their public housing tenants for a while... might help them come up with an innovative solution to the matter.