I’ve been sent a link from a concerned Social Housing tenant, one who I must say immediately is being forced into the “needy trap” like many of us are.
He is working, but earns a low wage with top-ups of Housing Benefit enabling him to just meet his financial commitments (typical LMI demographic).
He like me, didn’t know what to do as it was becoming more & more apparent to him that something very big was wrong with how this country works.
So having found my group on Facebook & having shared his story with me, we have (along with a few hundred others) realised we MUST make a stand soon.
This new story he has sent me has infuriated me.
It again is the old “Miss-direction” trick – Look at the brilliant headline (aimed at immediately filling everyone with hope) & then realise this is aimed at those first time buyers who can “afford” to get onto the property ladder (in Mark Prisks own words – “Not raiding the Bank of Mum & Dad). Clearly this isn’t aimed at working class, low income earners who currently languish in Private rented accommodation in a Housing Benefit trap nor those in Social housing, which drains us of 80% of our income… NO this is aimed squarely at the demographic the Government want the Home-owners to come from!
You will no doubt see this all over the news! Jubilant faces smiling as they think they are being helped.
Please read closer into the story – where is the money going?
I quote – “Mr Prisk confirmed that £40million will go to 41 developers”
Just under £1million each guaranteed, with opportunity to bid for some of the overall £240 Million – NOW do you think the owners of those developers are Socially Housed people, LME’s, On Benefits?
NO They are rich property developers who are Home/Business owners – who their friends in Government are now bailing out to the tune of £41million (Taxpayers money – Bear in mind almost 90% of Housing Benefit recipients are in work & pay Tax! Their Housing Benefit goes to their Landlords).
Now I am not the only one asking these questions –
The Landlords are property owners/developers are they not?
The Tenants are LMI’s / Working Classes who cant afford to buy are they not?
The Housing Benefit goes to the Landlords does it not?
The above investment has gone to Property Developers/Owners has it not?
This is aimed at getting young adults to not raid Bank of “mum & dad” – to help them into their own property is it not?
So the Young adults parents cant be in the demographic of the Tenants above, as if they were “bank of mum & dad” material, they wouldn’t be in Rental accommodation so this is aimed at the children of Home-Owners is it not?
So the only people benefiting are the Home-Owners/Property Developers/ Young adults from a certain demographic…..
Please wake up Britain!
On the same Government website – I searched for “Social Housing” (which is value housing for all, not the “affordable” jargon, just good old fashioned homes you can be proud of) & what did I get as the First piece of info on that search criteria-
You tell me what you think!