TWO months after police and Family and Community Services met, community groups are still asking questions about the derelict public housing in Glenroi.
Glenroi Community Group member Joe Maric said there were at least 10 houses vacant and boarded up, with some remaining in that condition for a year or more.
Mr Maric said while some properties had been repaired, empty houses were targets for vandals.
"There's people who are not able to get public housing, why is there a number of houses sitting there vacant?" he said.
"Someone needs to be held accountable."
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The May meeting was flagged with Orange City Council's crime prevention committee, with the intention to populate vacant houses and reduce the level of crime.
Committee chair and councillor Jason Hamling said he could not understand why certain tenants destroyed their homes, but repairs needed to be stepped up.
"It just doesn't look good - if it can be lived in, they should fix it up."
On July 1, the way public housing was managed changed - the Department of Communities and Justice now manages the tenants, while Housing Corporation is responsible for the housing assets.
DCJ western district housing manager Kim Campbell said homes were leased to new tenants within 14 days of becoming available.
She said waiting lists in Orange were 14 months for non-priority tenants for a three-bedroom house.
Housing Corporation did not respond by the time of publication.
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