While i have sympathy for the lady interviewed, with the relationship breakdown later in life, she still is an adult below retirement age and has been provided with a home by the Simon Community that could house a working family. Am i the only one who thinks this is crazy!
Some local authorities assess for senior citizens housing at 55 , there's no mention of how long she's homeless .At 60 she'd probably struggle to get private rented or become employed again.
There is also an argument that social housing isn't best used either. Former family homes where the kids have flown the nest and the parents remain in situ with 3 spare bedrooms.
Ideally there should be downsizing into other social housing in the community. However, suitable downsizing properties are few and far between.
I'm struggling to understand your point here? That someone working should obtain accommodation before someone not working??
At 60 years of age how many jobs do you think are available to this woman?
I have never seen a four bedroom council house in my life. I'm not saying they don't exist just that two bedroom seem to be the more common of the ones we had built anyway.
Yes for the longest time single people, specifically men were left out of planning.
They Definitely exist.
They definitely do.
This article linked here is interesting.
I thought housing was allocated on need? Surely they can move single people to a single dwelling?
Edit schmedit, bring back delete!
I don't, are you mixing me up for another poster.
What makes you think a family could go into the unit she has been allocated? It's likely two brms, so not suitable for most families.
Easy ,there now.Calm.
I think 100% traceability in the private market is required.
Full transparency on any property in the housing market.
AE's hold all the cards and I think there needs to be more transparency to the public.
property price register is a good resource, it just needs to be more clear cut
The older type buildings 4-5 storey blocks in dublin owned by dublin city council have one bed flats, designed for single people .i think most homeless people are located in citys where rents are high, plus since bedsits are banned theres lets rental accomodation for single people on low incomes .she was probably in an area where theres not many homeless people .i think dublin city council mostly build 2 or 3 bed units . most people now have 1 or 2 children or no children at all.the council wont give a 1 bed unit to a person with 1 child . of course many women with children live in hotels until they are given a council house
i dont know what an AE is in relation to accomodation .we have the property price register, and all landlords must be registered so how will more transparency help.
i think its a 1 bed unit, its not stated in the article ,it says they are looking for 1 and 2 bed units