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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 378..


In relation to issues concerning eligibility requirements for ACT Housing tenants:

(1) What are the current processes for ensuring the eligibility requirements concerning both allocations and transfers are satisfactorily met within the system;

(2) In relation to allocations, including early-allocations, how many individual cases involving the breach of the eligibility requirements have been identified:

(a) since 1 July 2003;

(b) for the period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003;

(3) In relation to transfer applications, how many individual cases involving breach of the eligibility requirements have been identified:

(a) since 1 July 2003;

(b) for the period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003;

(4) Further to (2) and (3), please identify the range of circumstances in which people are found to be in breach of these terms;

(5) What immediate sanctions, if any, are imposed upon such persons upon ACT Housing becoming aware of such circumstances;

(6) Further to (5), in relation to cases identified in (2) and (3) please indicate, by category identified in response to (5), the imposition of such sanctions for these cases for the periods stated;

(7) Further to (5), what longer-term consequences, if any, apply to such people in terms of that future public housing options.

Mr Wood

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

(1) Eligibility for and allocation of public rental housing is administered under the Public Rental Housing Assistance Program (PRHAP). The information and documentation provided by applicants and tenants seeking a transfer is carefully analyzed at the time they make an application to see whether they comply with the eligibility requirements of the Program. If they do meet the criteria the names of eligible applicant or transferee are placed on a database in date order according to an assigned priority category. If they do not meet the eligibility criteria their application is cancelled.


The applicant or transferee is allocated accommodation when their name comes to the top of a designated waiting list. At this time a further assessment is made to ensure that the applicant or transferee still meet the eligibility criteria.

(2) (a) Nil.

(b) Nil.

(3) (a) Nil.

(b) Nil.

(4) Not applicable.


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