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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 20 May 1993) . . Page.. 1703 ..


MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO. 609

Housing Trust - Non-Rebate Properties

MR. CORNWELL - Asked the Minister for Housing and Community Services - In relation to the estimated 22.5% of Housing Trust tenants at 29 February 1992 not in receipt of rental rebate (answer to question on notice No. 22, 20 May 1992) -

(1) What happens to the property when the tenant vacates.

(2) Is the property automatically reallocated for welfare housing, and if not, what can happen to it.

(3) What is the breakdown at 28 February 1993 of these 22.5%

of properties in terms of (a) houses, (b) flats and (c) Aged

Persons Units.

(4) Does this 22.5% represent the non-rebated accommodation handed over by the Commonwealth on self-government and, if so, what was the breakdown of properties at that time, (a) houses, (b) flats or (c) pensioner units.

MR. CONNOLLY - The answer to the Members question is as follows:

(1) The property is inspected, necessary maintenance is carried out and the property is then allocated to the eligible person next on the ACT Housing Trusts wait turn list or priority housing list.

(2) See (1) above.

(3) As at February 1993 the percentage of tenants not receiving rebate was 14.6%. Information is not available regarding the distribution of housing stock to tenants paying full rent at this date.

(4) No. At the commencement of self government 35% of tenants were not receiving rent rebate. Further information is not available.

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