Tenants wait years for state house, boarding house owner says.

Tenants wait years for state house, boarding house owner says.

Tenants at a South Auckland boarding house are waiting years for a state house, compared with just a few months a decade ago, its owner says.

Tenants at a South Auckland boarding house are waiting years for a state house, compared with just a few months a decade ago, its owner says.

Mike Ross, who owns Favona Lodge in Mangere, said his residents are almost all permanent tenants now because they have given up hope of finding a state house.

Raymond Teinaki gave up waiting for a state house years ago.

He has lived at Favona Lodge for seven years with his wife and his two teenage sons. All four of them live in one bedroom, while his 17-year-old daughter lives with her aunt nearby. They share a kitchen and showers with the other tenants.

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