I want to end homelessness and ensure that everyone has a warm, safe, dry home. This National Government has let down New Zealanders, especially the thousands of New Zealanders who are struggling with something so basic and important as housing.
The Government is missing half the equation with its new model for the development of Housing New Zealand properites unveiled in Christchurch today.
I write to you to enquire what measures you will take to combat this growing problem to ensure that people do not have to resort to sleeping in their cars, moving house numerous times, or live in cramped and substandard housing. These are just a few examples of the symptoms of a much wider problem which must be addressed urgently.
A rental housing crisis in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes came to a head this week. The Government’s response? Let the market sort it out. Not good enough!