“This change means public housing tenants currently ineligible for a subsidy, but who can afford it, will be paying the fair market rent for their property, rather than a discounted rate,” Family and Community Services Minister Pru Goward said. “It is important we get the public housing system back on a path to sustainability, transparency and fairness.” A file image of public housing in Surry Hills. Picture: Bob Barker Source: News Limited A recent report by the NSW Auditor-General found more than 55,000 eligible applicants were on a waiting list for public housing with the number expected to rise to 86,000 by 2016. The report recommended the Department put more emphasis into moving people as their needs change.
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Test your cluck with a chicken rental service
The Rent the Chicken site explains the logistics: visit site We schedule a time to bring to your home a portable coop, two chickens that are already laying eggs, and the supplies needed for your rental period. Chickens produce the most eggs from May until November so during the last week of November we stop by and pick up the rented chickens, coop and supplies. Starting in November we shelter them and protect them from old man winter.
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Pennsylvania Couple Launches Chicken Rental Site
Delivery and setup are included, according to the site, which services a handful of counties in western Pennsylvania. “A lot of people are scared to get into chickens because they don’t know what to expect or where to start, so we try to provide an easy avenue for the customer,” said Phil Tompkins, who researched similar rental ventures in Australia and Alabama before launching his own site in July. They are currently in their “soft opening” phase, he said. Urban homesteading has been a growing trend since roughly 2004, with some urban dwellers building coops in backyards and on top of roofs.
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