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Question On Notice No. 2744 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 February 2020 by Hon Alison Xamon

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Housing
Minister responding: Hon P.C. Tinley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

(1) I refer to the eviction of tenants from public housing, and I ask:
(a) how many tenants were evicted in:
(i) 2016-2017;
(ii) 2017-2018;
(iii) 2019-2019; and
(iv) 2019-20 to date?
(2) How many tenants who receive a disability support pension were evicted in:
(a) 2016-2017;
(b) 2017-2018;
(c) 2018-2019; and
(d) 2019-20 to date?
(3) How many tenants were evicted for behaviour related to hoarding disorder in:
(a) 2016-2017;
(b) 2018-2018;
(c) 2018-2019; and
(d) 2019-20 to date?

Answered on 17 March 2020

(1) (a) (i)-(iv) Public Housing Evictions:

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20 *YTD

293

121

167

73

*YTD as at 31 January 2020

(2) (a)-(d)       The Department of Communities does not currently report on evictions for tenants who receive a disability support pension.

(3) (a)-(d)       The Department of Communities does not currently report on evictions specifically relating to hoarding behaviour.