A spokesperson for Housing NSW says they’ve been working with David Field and Stacey Allen to help them find a home.
The spokesperson said the couple had been referred to refuge services and offered Rentstart assistance in an effort to help them secure a tenancy in the private rental market.
The couple had also been approved for social housing.
“They were assessed for eligibility for priority placement in public housing,” the spokesperson said.
“[However] To be eligible for priority placement, it is a requirement that applicants show proof that they have made every effort to resolve their own accommodation needs,” he said.
“As this requirement has not been met during the course of numerous discussions, the application for priority placement was declined.
“The application for priority housing may be reassessed if this proof is presented.”
The spokesperson confirmed most people were required to wait for two to five years to be allocated permanent accommodation.