11 Oct 2013 – Labour’s call for a cross party approach to ending homelessness by 2020.
Labour’s call for a cross party approach to ending homelessness by 2020.
World Homelessness Day was marked with a parliamentary breakfast cohosted by Jacinda Adern [sic], Labour MP and Denise Roche, Green Party MP. Both MPs complimented community organisations throughout New Zealand trying to meet the basic human right of homeless people to be housed.”
It’s 2020 and homelessness is worse than ever. The cross party approach of Labour/Greens has held the reins of power for 3 year with the same Jacinda Ardern elevated from List MP to Prime Minister. But the Government is saying “the building of tiny homes, including mobile homes, is not an option that is not [sic] currently being pursued by the Government” (read it here)
State Housing Waiting List as of May 2020
||+3,113 (6 mo)
Economic and Social Research Aotearoa recently commented: “The need for public housing extends well beyond the waitlist to those who are in unaffordable and substandard private rentals, the working poor who are not eligible, and those who are otherwise eligible but have been deterred by the complicated nature of application process. If we take the definition of homelessness to include those living on the streets, in cars, on couches, in garages, and in overcrowded houses the homeless population extends well beyond this waitlist”