Former residents of Canberra's notorious Stuart Flats are squatting in neighbours' living rooms and laundries after being evicted with nowhere else to go.
Other tenants are fighting to stay in public housing, as the ACT government prepares to sell off the flats under its asset recycling scheme.
Housing Minister Yvette Berry told the Legislative Assembly last week that the ACT's homelessness programs were "working", with 142 fewer homeless people on Census night 2016 than in 2011.
But nearly two months after a tent city - populated by people displaced by the demolition of the ABC Flats - was dismantled, Stuart Flats residents have expressed concern about where they will go.
One man had been evicted from public housing after squatters trashed his place while he was visiting his daughter in Queensland.
Another man couldn't get back into public housing after a stint in the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
Both are now squatting in the flats.
Others are fighting what they say are vexatious evictions through the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Christian Nicholson was served with an eviction notice for March 29 - his dead mother's birthday - over a $10 default.
The 42-year-old father of four accumulated a $14,000 debt with Housing ACT after he went to rehab in WA for heroin addiction.
He was told his rent would be dropped to $10 on compassionate grounds but he didn't get the pledge in writing.
As part of the court-ordered repayments, $162 is automatically debited from his Centrelink payments every month.
However he was billed $150 instead of $162.
"Because of that, I'm now facing an eviction. I've got no control over that money. I can't even stop that money," Mr Nicholson said.
"I've paid my rent, stuck to my agreement, done what I'm supposed to do. From what I'm hearing from everyone else, if you've got a debt, they don't want to move you."
Mr Nicholson said before he was served the eviction notice, Housing ACT had promised to move him to Gowrie, closest to his youngest children and their mother.
With an armed robbery conviction, Mr Nicholson has found it difficult to get a job, and after paying rent and child support, lives off $300 a fortnight.
He can't afford to rent privately, and knows of three other people who have been kicked out of public housing under similar circumstances.
"They haven't contested it, they've just taken their stuff and moved into another flat here in Stuart. They moved in with a friend or something. I don't have that option," Mr Nicholson said.
"I've got no family left in Canberra anymore. Yeah, my kids and my ex are the only family I've got, otherwise I've got to go to WA, and that means I'm out of my kids' lives. Those kids are the world to me."
On Monday, Mr Nicholson took his fight to ACAT - and won.
But even tough his eviction notice has been overturned, he's worried about the fate of the rest of the Stuart Flats residents.
The Housing ACT spokesperson said the sale of the Griffith flats would only be settled once all tenants had been relocated.
They would not comment on individual cases but said the directorate "actively seeks" to support people without a tenancy, ''particularly those at risk of or experiencing homelessness".
They added: "sometimes people choose not to engage".
"The [Stuart Flats] complex is scheduled for handover from Housing ACT in December 2018," the spokesperson said.
"Prior to this, Housing ACT staff and community partners will actively engage with tenants, identify individual needs and provide post-relocation support.
"Unauthorised persons are requested to leave the complex as all tenants have the right to a safe housing environment."
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