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Mother living in public housing claims her family is forced to live in lounge room because of mould

‘Every day is a heartache’: Mother and three kids forced to sleep in lounge room for years because bedrooms are so mouldy the ceilings risk collapse

  • Young family have been sleeping in their living room because of severe mould 
  • Samira Hassan and her children live in public housing and have begged for help
  • Housing department took owners to tribunal but Ms Hassan claims nothing done

A young mother living in public housing with her three children claims they have been forced to sleep together in the living room because the bedrooms are covered in mould.

Samira Hassan has been begging for help from the housing department for the past three years hoping for somewhere new to live.

She said the family home, which is subsidised by the government, has been making her and her children sick.

A young mother living in public housing with her three children claims they have been forced to sleep in the living room because the bedrooms are covered in mould

Ms Hassan and her young children are all on medication as they suffer from respiratory issues.

‘Every day is a heartache, just watching my kids go through that, knowing the fact that something can be done but they haven’t done it, is getting to me the most,’ she told A Current Affair.

‘My health has been destroyed but at least for the sake of my children, help them.’ 

In parts of the house the ceiling is covered in mould and close to collapsing.

When it rains water drips through into the bedrooms and the house constantly smells damp.

The family have been dragging mattresses and bedding into the living room each night because of the issues. 

The family have been dragging mattresses and bedding into the living room each night because of the issues

The family have been dragging mattresses and bedding into the living room each night because of the issues

Samira Hassan has been begging for help from the housing department for the past three years hoping for somewhere new to live

Samira Hassan has been begging for help from the housing department for the past three years hoping for somewhere new to live

Ms Hassan has banned her children from going into their bedrooms as she fears the ceiling may collapse.

She said she is at breaking point. 

‘I just want a house that’s healthy and liveable.’ 

From 2016 she has been reporting the issues to the housing department. She has doctors’ reports stating mould was causing health issues. 

The department has attempted to get action from the owners by taking them to the tribunal but Ms Hassan said nothing had come of it. 

When approached by A Current Affair for comment the department offered to put Ms Hassan in temporary accommodation until she could find somewhere more suitable to live. 

The family will move out of the home on Wednesday.     



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