Would it not be a fair observation to say, that the Labour Party’s new Private Members Bill ( Homeless Families ) Bill 2017, Which recognises the rights and needs of Homeless Children. Is but a rolling development of my proposal of the 28th December 2015, to provide each child born in the State, Statuary Housing Rights, as reproduced below. There are many proposals and ideas for solving the current Housing problems, and yes While it is vital to make progress on the many issues that effect and create this current situation but may I suggest that we should be looking at how to prevent, as much as is possible , never ending repeats of these problems further into the future.
On 28th. December 2015. I posted a very simple idea on Twitter.
That is, I proposed that the Goverment should , one year after a child’s birth in the State,open a dedicated Bank account in that child’s sole name, for the explicit purpose and expressed restricted use, as to the providing that child with dedicated funds, to be realised to that named child at age 25, in respect of enabling that person to secure their independent housing needs.
Now I did say , that this is a very simple idea and we all know , nothing is ever that simple but I do believe this idea is feasible and would fit nicely into a Constituional Right to a Home, as is being proposed as a Referendum Amendment, by many people and various organisations concerned with the current crisis.
I would welcome comments as to, for and against this idea.