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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008 Week 6 Hansard (27 June) . . Page.. 2400..


(1) How often does ACT Housing conduct tenant audits/assessments to ascertain the (a) level of appropriate accommodation required for each tenant and (b) number of people actually living in each dwelling and who is actually signed up to the lease;

(2) When was the last audit undertaken and what were the results of that audit.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Housing ACT undertakes annual Client Service Visits to all properties, at which time the tenant identification details are checked and household composition are confirmed. Identification from the tenant is also sighted by the Housing Manager at the Client Service Visit. Housing ACT staff also seek confirmation of household composition twice yearly when residents apply for a rental rebate.

(2) As above.

Housing—waiting lists

(Question No 2061)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 6 May 2008:

(1) How are waiting periods for public housing calculated and managed;

(2) How does Housing ACT currently allocate housing to people on the Priority Housing List;

(3) How many people are currently waiting for (a) one bedroom units (b) two bedroom properties, (c) three bedroom properties and (d) four/five bedroom properties in Belconnen, Woden and Tuggeranong.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Public housing applications and therefore waiting times are calculated and managed from the registration date to the date when the applicant is housed. Applications are registered in three categories:

    • Standard Housing
    • High Needs Housing
    • Priority Housing

(2) Housing ACT currently allocates housing to people on the Priority Housing List by assessing their relative need. This assessment is undertaken by a Multi Disciplinary Panel.

(3) The table below outline the number of people who are currently waiting for (a) one bedroom properties, (b) two bedroom properties, (c) three bedroom properties and (d) four/five bedroom properties as per their allocation status.

There are a total of 1311 applications on the housing register. To ensure that applicants have the best opportunity to be housed within the shortest timeframe, they are encouraged to nominate for more than one geographic area. The majority of applicants choose to do this. Applicants' preferences are not ranked but are recorded


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