The move comes just months after the home of a young mother was declared unfit for human habitation because of mould, but the house is being moved to another part of the city to help it be tidied up.
Key points:The Victorian state government is spending $4 million to house the displaced woman’s house in an effort to make it tidierThis move will help the house get ready for re-entryThe woman is one of thousands of people forced to leave their homes due to the city’s mould problemThe Victorian government is funding $4.7 million to relocate the house in the capital city of Melbourne’s east, to the community of St Albans.
St Albans Mayor Michael Meehan said the move was the best way to ease the pressure on residents and keep them safe.
“It will allow us to make sure that when we move into a new location, there is no longer any threat of mould,” he said.
“We’ll get it cleaned up in the meantime, but it will be better for residents and better for us.”
I’m hoping we can get it moved as soon as possible.”‘
We have a lot of residents who have moved and have to find their own place’The woman who moved her home from St Albains in February, aged 34, had lived in the house for two years before she was deemed unfit to live there.
She was due to receive a health assessment on Friday, but her condition worsened in recent weeks and she was declared unwell.
The house has been empty since the end of January, and Mr Meegan said the city had a “massive shortage of people to house people”.”
We’ve had to have people move in because of the problem and we have a big shortage of beds and bathrooms,” he told the ABC.”
So this is a great way to make up for that.
“For the residents, it’s a relief.”
The woman’s family moved into the house last year, and she had been due to get her health assessment at the end, but was still unable to leave the house.
She moved out of her home on February 8, but then on February 10 was told she was “unfit to live” after she developed a lung infection.
She had to spend several days in a local hospital and had to go into intensive care for two weeks.’
We need to get rid of this problem’Dr Mark Wilson from the Victorian Institute of Health and Ageing said the building was being cleaned up and the family would move in to stay until a new home was found.
“The city needs to make its house more habitable and make it as safe as possible for its residents to move into,” he explained.
“To ensure that the residents are safe and able to move back into the community, we need to make a number of changes, such as getting rid of mould and getting rid off the old carpet and putting new carpet on the floor.”
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