More than a thousand beneficiaries have been uplifted to make way for housing developments across Auckland.
Housing New Zealand (HNZ) has relocated 1281 social housing occupants to different homes since April 2016, figures released to Stuff under the Official Information Act show.
About 650 individuals were relocated to a different suburb.
The Ministry of Social Development contracted Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) shifted an additional 56 families consisting of 219 individuals, who resided in the Glen Innes, Point England or Panmure areas.
TRC is a housing development company, jointly owned by the Government and Auckland Council.
Moving the families cost $11,828, which was paid for by TRC.
A further 170 families voluntarily left the Tāmaki area during this period, but because they were not relocated by the TRC their new location was not recorded.
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