Are their any restrictions on home grants? Can a couple take it up, a couple of years later sell it for as much as they can get? Then for the next lot we're back to square one.
Some countries have government housing that is leased or sold to the residents. Could that be a way I thought and they can't be gouged and sold on the big market. People also cannot lease or buy them if they already have property so it provides affordable accommodation for a group of the population. In NZ public housing is for low income earners but places like Singapore everyone can get them. If they want something better they can get them off the open market.