Want to live in a place like this for next to nothing? Public housing applicants will need to get a job before they can move into taxpayer-funded properties

Public housing tenants will need to get a job and maintain it before they can move into taxpayer-funded properties under a tough new welfare system.

The new program, which is set to be trialled by the New South Wales government in Punchbowl and Towradgi near Wollongong, is designed to stop residents languishing on welfare.

Under the tough new guidelines, those on the public housing waitlist – of which there are about 55,000 – will be able to skip the queue if they agree to get a job.

Social Housing Minister Pru Goward told The Daily Telegraph the new and improved program will ‘help break the cycle of disadvantage’.

Housing tenancy leases will initially be drawn up for a six-moth period and reviewed periodically – with renewal being dependent on the tenant meeting specific goals.

 

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Source: Daily Mail Australia