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Today's Buzz word is "affordable Housing" but is that not just subsidised council housing with a bow
14/08/2018
9:33 am
Paul Routledge
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As every politician keeps hanging on the new buzz word “affordable housing”, can anyone please tell me what affordable housing is? It was always my understanding that affordable housing was based on what any person can afford, if you cannot afford it, it is un-affordable.

Is it not just subsidised housing? I guess subsidised housing is not really fashionable when you are a politician looking for the popular vote, whereby affordable will get them all voting for you.  

For instance, I cannot afford a mansion flat in Bayswater and that makes it unaffordable to me! However, if someone reduces the rent to that which I can afford and picks up a part of the tab it may make it affordable to me but the true definition is subsidised, isn’t it?

So please BBC, media channels, politicians stop calling it affordable rent because in this country with the price of land, building, insurance, ongoing maintenance, modernisation and repairs etc, there is no new property that is affordable for some with low or benefit incomes. It is subsidised tenure paid for by the tax payer.

So before we start building 100’s of 1000’s of new houses at the already overburdened tax payer expense, I would like to know who qualifies for these subsidised rents to which I am contributing my taxes, because if it is to house the 10 tenants that I have evicted this year because they will not work and have spent all their UC on High tec trainers, fags and booze I question the whole concept of subsidised housing.

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21/11/2018
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Patricia
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Paul Routledge said
As every politician keeps hanging on the new buzz word “affordable housing”, can anyone please tell me what affordable housing is? It was always my understanding that affordable housing was based on what any person can afford, if you cannot afford it, it is un-affordable.

Is it not just subsidised housing? I guess subsidised housing is not really fashionable when you are a politician looking for the popular vote, whereby affordable will get them all voting for you.  

For instance, I cannot afford a mansion flat in Bayswater and that makes it unaffordable to me! However, if someone reduces the rent to that which I can afford and picks up a part of the tab it may make it affordable to me but the true definition is subsidised, isn’t it?

So please BBC, media channels, politicians stop calling it affordable rent because in this country with the price of land, building, insurance, ongoing maintenance, modernisation and repairs etc, there is no new property that is affordable for some with low or benefit incomes. It is subsidised tenure paid for by the tax payer.

So before we start building 100’s of 1000’s of new houses at the already overburdened tax payer expense, I would like to know who qualifies for these subsidised rents to which I am contributing my taxes, because if it is to house the 10 tenants that I have evicted this year because they will not work and have spent all their UC on High tec trainers, fags and booze I question the whole concept of subsidised housing.

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Paul:  Its the year 2018 and affordable (Subsidised) housing is growing 

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