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Sandra Kanck pursues a better housing deal for people with MCS

Wednesday 7 May 2008

Sandra KanckSandra Kanck MLC (pictured) wrote to the Minister for Housing and Disability in February about a better deal for people with MCS [original article here].

Minister Weatherill has replied – not offering much. But he does speak about assistance to modify public housing.

Sandra is willing to follow up on this but wants to know of your experience with the system.

Ms Kanck has opened a door for us. Help her to push it further ajar.

Read on – and respond…



In response to a letter from Sandra (sent 27th February 2008) Hon Jay Weatherill has replied (received 21st April 2008) saying that HomeStart is able to offer a wide range of affordable loans that can help people on a low to moderate income into home ownership.

He also says “Whilst there are no current plans by Housing SA to purpose build properties for people with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, they are able to address the issue of public housing accessibility for these people under the Housing SA Disabled Modifications Policy. If the customer is able to provide suitable medical evidence that there is a need for modifications (such as different paint products, glues and the removal of carpets) Housing SA may be able to assist them into suitable public housing.”

If anyone has any direct experience which either supports or contradicts this information Sandra would be pleased to hear about it.

Cathi Tucker
Research - Liaison Officer
Hon Sandra Kanck MLC
Australian Democrats
(08) 8237 9278 Phone
(08) 8410 4171 Fax


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