|Get Wed and Keep Our Beds!|
If you are married, you are exempt from home inspections, fire inspections and safety inspections.
We were shocked!
Many people with developmental disabilities live in a whole bunch of different types of housing such as renting from a private landlord. Why does a wedding band suddenly make us a safer? What gives the government the right to enter into our private homes and into our bedrooms?
We found the rules and understanding the standards very confusing and it has made us ask more questions...
Inspectors come to our homes?
What happened to our human rights
to choose where we want to live?
- Why does being married make you any safer than someone who is not?
- What about my right to privacy and now the government can tell me where I can and cannot live? Is this fair? Is it not against human rights?
- Why are people with disabilities whose family has passed on who have no choice but to hire a service provider be penalized and treated differently than a person whose family had decided to take over the service care contract?
- Why are people with disabilities treated differently than any other Albertan?
- Why didn't PDD ask us first before sending over a bunch of inspectors we never asked for?
- Are the fire drills, safety checks and safety plans enough to keep me safe?
- Why do we hear people are being evicted to the street if the home is not safe? Why are people not given more time?
- Who is going to pay for my home repairs that I cannot afford?
- Are landlords going to look at me differently and not rent to me?
- Why not get married so I can avoid all these inspections?
- How am I safer I am evicted and on the street?
|Getting married exempts us from home inspections|