The Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation has welcomed new legislation proposed by the Western Australian Government to address unsuitable behaviour in public housing.
The legislation would allow the Department of Housing to call on the magistrates court to evict disruptive tenants.
Goldfields Indigenous Housing Organisation CEO Julia Shadlow-Bath says the new laws will give authorities more power to deal with troublesome tenants.
"We can issue you with breach notices and those breach notices could escalate to the point of an eviction notice," she said.
"It is something we always want to try and avoid because more homelessness doesn't help anyone, but at the end of the day if you are not prepared to act responsibly on our property, well there are plenty more people on the public housing list to take your place."
Please PLEASE bring this law to NSW. Ed.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Indigenous housing group backs eviction laws