Only one in four of Government’s new public housing places in Auckland are new builds

Only a quarter of the Government’s extra public housing places in Auckland are newly-built, permanent houses.

That is worrying community housing organisations who say that huge increases in permanent, long-term public housing are needed to tackle rapid growth in the number of people urgently seeking a home.

Quarterly housing data released last month showed that the waiting list for public housing (state housing and NGO housing) had passed 10,500, a 70 per cent increase in a year. The wait for a house is now typically 100 days, up from 60 days a year ago.

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Source: The New Zealand Herald

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