Govt urged to fix emergency housing crisis after criticism from Minister Davidson

Our emergency housing situation seems to be at breaking point and the Government is being told to do more to solve the crisis.

Green Party co-leader and associate housing minister Marama Davidson has come out saying some of our emergency housing is inhumane.

She also says the way money is handed out to hotels, with no strings attached, is unacceptable.

Monte Cecilia housing trust boss Bernie Smith agrees it’s inhumane, and told Andrew Dickens he’s known it’s been a problem for years.

“Many of us would have taken a family on a holiday in a motel for three or four days for a week, and after that we’ve had enough of the motels because of the confined spaces.” Read more

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