Increase rent subsidy

Increase rent subsidy

Increase the rent subsidies to people who need housing assistance and who rent their accommodation from the private sector.

Points

Subsidies end up increasing rents as landlords take them into consideration. Some other form of assistance should be sought for this problem.

As much as I support this proposal we have to seriously consider the reality that these people face. Renting of accommodation is not easy as property owners are not keen to ent out their property to persons who apply for subsidy. Property owners at times take advantage of these persons and request quite costly arangements.

Wouldn't the landlords simply raise the rent due to the subsidies making the situation even worse? How about random tests or a register to ensure landlords are not asking for too much?

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