THE LETTER OF THE WEEK
BEING a public housing tenant for 33 years I can honestly say almost all tenants I have had the privilege to know have been lovely people. Struggling mums and dads, yes. Beautiful children, yes. Lovely schools, yes. Lovely neighbours.
Private tenants would be the same. Probably no difference. Yet why all the media rubbish and lies so often told about public housing tenants? Why all the hurtful rubbish and lies told by people who own their own house? One man in Katoomba said to me: “You have to be good fighters to live in Mt Druitt (referring to public housing people).” I told him what he said was rubbish and lies. Another man, a Christian, criticised public housing tenants not knowing I was one. When I told him where I live and that what he said was lies and rubbish, he was totally lost for words. I made a promise to myself that anybody who tells lies about public housing tenants I will tell them what I think. Please, let us all do that. Nicely and polite of course. We have nothing to prove, but standing up to the lies and rubbish about us mothers, fathers and our most beautiful children must be done. Dave Vincent, Bidwill