Pro­ba­tion­ary scheme may con­tinue

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News -

Hous­ing Min­is­ter Colin Holt has re­mained tight-lipped on whether a pro­ba­tion­ary te­nan­cies trial will be ex­tended af­ter its trial pe­riod comes to an end. The trial in­volves new pub­lic hous­ing ten­ants be­ing put on pro­ba­tion for six months dur­ing which they can be evicted for mis­be­hav­ing. Mr Holt said he was per­son­ally “keen” on the trial, but would wait for the re­view to come out be­fore mak­ing a de­ci­sion. “Feed­back we’ve got in­ter­nally is they re­ally like it be­cause it has given them an­other tool to man­age dif­fer­ent te­nan­cies,” he said. “It’s a bit more re­source-in­ten­sive, so what I re­ally want to know is how it changes be­hav­iour in a ten­ancy sense and also what sort of ex­tra re­sources is it tak­ing?” Mr Holt said there were more than 500 peo­ple on the pub­lic hous­ing wait­ing list, with 101 con­sid­ered pri­or­i­ties.

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