Talk about being picky.
A migrant couple that is living off taxpayer funds has turned down the opportunity to live in a five-bedroom home just because they felt that the house was not big enough to accommodate them.
According to a report by the Express, Arnold and Jeanie Sube originally hail from Cameroun in West Africa. They came in as migrants from Paris in 2012 with all of their eight kids, and they lived in a three-bedroom home that set the state back about $20,000 on a yearly basis.
When the family got the offer to move into a home that had even two more bedrooms, the couple turned it down, insisting that the house was still not big enough for them.
“People need to realize that we are in the middle of a nationwide housing crisis. We have over a thousand people in temporary accommodation and over a thousand on the waiting list.
This family re living in a huge, three-bedroom house. We were able to get them a four-bedroom house and hen a five-bed, all of which they turned down,” said Councilor Tom Shaw.
He also added, “We can’t be more sympathetic than we already are. We can’t just conjure up the property that people want out of thin air”
“The city of Luton doesn’t have many houses with five bedrooms, and this family was incredibly lucky to be offered one of the few. I honestly don’t have a lot of sympathy for them,” said Michael Garrett, the Conservative leader on the council of England.
Arnold was a student of mental health nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. He said that his family chose to reject the new housing offer due to the fact that there “wasn’t enough space for the things off 10 people”
He said, “My family and I have been neglected. We live in a three-bedroom house. It is cramped, and the conditions are terrible. The council is just trying to make things difficult for us. I am a student, and my wife if a full-time mother.
They are just making excuses. We will need a five or six-bedroom house with double rooms to fit comfortably in. we already have anxiety and depression, both of which we’re taking medication for. This area is the worst one I’ve lived in. This is just the worst house”
The family previously resided for four months in a hotel and they were given a five-bedroom home. However, the got evicted.
A spokesman for the Luton Borough Council said, “We have managed to find Mr. and Mrs. Sube an affordable hose that is large enough to accommodate them and their children. If they decline it without what we judge as a good reason, then we will have no choice but to offer the property to a different family”
The couple’s demands outraged their neighbors.
One of these neighbors said to the Sun, “They’ve really got some cheek. I’d bite off the hand of the city council if they gave me the chance to move into a five-bed house. They’re really fussy, and they shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it”
Another said, Personally, I think it’s a disgrace. There are people out in the streets and in the city. There are ex-soldiers who have nowhere to live. It is a struggle, but please don’t moan about it”
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