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RasTa 08:21 12-02-2019 (100 Thanks)
Finally.

McVery on the radio now saying he doesn't agree.

But if you turn down two houses now whilst on the social housing list. You're off the list for 5 years.
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blue note 08:28 12-02-2019 (11 Thanks)
Sounds good, but I'd worry it will be abused. They might offer people completely unsuitable accommodation and now they'll have to take it.
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dxhound2005 08:32 12-02-2019 (27 Thanks)
Originally Posted by blue note:
Sounds good, but I'd worry it will be abused. They might offer people completely unsuitable accommodation and now they'll have to take it.
They won't have to take it. They can stay in whatever accommodation they are in, if they think that is better.
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mikep 08:38 12-02-2019
RasTa why did PMcV think it was a bad idea??
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Satta Massagana 08:41 12-02-2019 (129 Thanks)
Extreme examples were people turning down houses because the house they were being offered had a sea view, and this might cause them to be sea sick :) Another one refused a house because the back garden wasn't big enough for a trampolene :) You couldn't make this sh1t up.
The people who make these kind of ridiculous refusals need to get real & should certainly be kicked down the list.
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Foweva Awone 08:42 12-02-2019 (20 Thanks)
Completely agree with this. You're being offered a very very cheap house with the security of (almost certainly) never having to move again. No one ever promised it would be the mansion of your dreams in the absolute ideal location. Beggars can't be choosers and all that.

(I myself am on the housing list but doubt I'll be offered a place for years, if ever - I would jump at ANY house offered, no matter where it was or what it was like.)
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Maryanne84 08:43 12-02-2019 (137 Thanks)
Originally Posted by mikep:
RasTa why did PMcV think it was a bad idea??
Homelessness is an industry. The so called charities are worried for their jobs.
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RasTa 08:44 12-02-2019 (1 Thanks)
Originally Posted by mikep:
RasTa why did PMcV think it was a bad idea??
Said some houses offered weren't suitable
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NIMAN 08:46 12-02-2019 (1 Thanks)
Is this country wide?

Have you a link?
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mikep 08:47 12-02-2019 (9 Thanks)
Added to this all councils need to review the list as I think when Cork City did this 50% didn't respond so if you can't be arsed to respond..off the list...they suspected that many had found a place to live and hadn't told them.
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dudara 08:49 12-02-2019 (7 Thanks)
Originally Posted by RasTa:
Finally.

McVery on the radio now saying he doesn't agree.

But if you turn down two houses now whilst on the social housing list. You're off the list for 5 years.
He didn’t say he didn’t agree. He said he wouldn’t agree if it was an inflexible system. His preference seemed to be for a choice-based system, where people near the top of the housing list can see all properties available and they make selections based on preference.
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seamus 08:52 12-02-2019 (3 Thanks)
Originally Posted by mikep:
Added to this all councils need to review the list as I think when Cork City did this 50% didn't respond so if you can't be arsed to respond..off the list...they suspected that many had found a place to live and hadn't told them.
To be fair, if you're on the housing list, there's a good chance you're moving around a lot and could easily miss any correspondence sent to you.

A good reason why they should be doing this stuff online whereever they can.

There are reasonable objections and unreasonable ones. Reasonable objections are a house that's very far from your job, or if it's far from amenities and you have no car. Or if you or your child have specialist medical needs and it's too far from them.

I thought the current process already was that they only get a certain # of refusals?
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Galwayguy35 08:55 12-02-2019 (39 Thanks)
Originally Posted by dudara:
He didn’t say he didn’t agree. He said he wouldn’t agree if it was an inflexible system. His preference seemed to be for a choice-based system, where people near the top of the housing list can see all properties available and they make selections based on preference.
If the property is in good condition let them take what's offered or tell them to clear off and get their own house.

As for McVerry he's just annoying at this stage, criticizing everything and offering no solution.
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NIMAN 08:58 12-02-2019 (1 Thanks)
Originally Posted by seamus:
To be fair, if you're on the housing list, there's a good chance you're moving around a lot and could easily miss any correspondence sent to you.
Everyone has a mobile now, no reason why they couldn't be phoned in the first instance.
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NIMAN 08:59 12-02-2019 (35 Thanks)
Originally Posted by Galwayguy35:
If the property is in good condition let them take what's offered or tell them to clear off and get their own house.

As for McVerry he's just annoying at this stage, criticizing everything and offering no solution.
He and his ilk don't want a total solution.

They'd all be out of work. And wouldn't get those millions from the Gov to solve the issue.
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