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How much more blatant does discrimination have to be?

January 25, 2016

Poppy's Place

Well, that’s interesting.

I am a Housing Association tenant and I have just received my quarterly residents magazine from the HA and I think I am being discriminated against.

Not me personally but me as a disabled person.

Apparently my area is a test area for Housing Association tenants who want to buy their own home under the Government’s much-trumpeted new ‘Right to Buy’ scheme. Now, I am not actually interested in buying, I am more than happy to go on renting, but I thought I’d read the article anyway just to see what was being proposed.

That’s when I found that I am not eligible, despite living in a pilot area.

Why, I hear you ask.

The reason, as usual, is simple. My impairment. The fact that I am severely disabled is proving to be a barrier once again. According to the article, some types of home and tenancies…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Amy permalink
    January 25, 2016 4:10 pm

    It is the same for the original Right to Buy

  2. Glynis permalink
    January 25, 2016 5:48 pm

    Strange you should mention this:
    I got an email today off my HA asking me if I’d be interested in a property that’s just become available.
    Now our HA aren’t known for their philanthropy, nor do they send emails of prospective properties.
    I know they want my house! It’s a high-quality house, with a large drive & huge garden in a very desirable area, worth approx 160k.
    I know this because the HA bent over backwards to get my neighbour out and when he refused the properties he was offered – they were furious! I found out from a friend [who works for our HA] that they were furious because the house was going to be sold

  3. philipburdekin permalink
    January 25, 2016 10:27 pm

    These Bstards TORIES.

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