I know several young girls who have got pregnant in my area to get a free social housing flat. The councils always give them a flat even though most of them have never worked or paid taxes. Most of these young women really want a house so they keep getting pregnant and producing kids until the council gives them a free house.
I also know several men who have played the homeless card often going to live in a homeless hostel so they jump the council waiting lists. Their possesions are often kept at relatives homes while they trick the system.
I think the social housing points systtem needs changing so that working people and married people get top priority it is too easy to cheat the present system. Those people who are unemployed and are given free flats should only get 90 percent of their rents paid by Housing benefit they should be made to pay some rent money out of their JSA. This would make life harder on the dole and act as an incentive to get a job.
I am currently unemployed and only get £80 a month towards my mortgage interest, yet those in free council flats are getting over £200 a month rents paid by housing benefit. At the other extreme we have Somali families homed in luxury homes in Londonistan getting rents of over £100,000 a year paid plus loads in benefits for their children. In Afriaca families all share just one room and don’t live in luxury homes. It is no wonder our country has seen an influx of foreign invaders playing the asylum card. Most of these asylum seekers have passed through safe lands and therefore are not eligible to claim asylum here.
If we are going to give asylum seekers free social housing it should be in areas of the country that have cheaper rents like Liverpool we should not be homing them in inner Londonistan.
How is social housing paid for? The Governement give taxpayers money to the councils. The councils then move this money from one department to another eg housing benefit to pay the rents of the freeloaders. By homing none working people the councils are not getting any money from rent to build more social housing.
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