Public housing waiting list reaches new high

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 1 Apr 2021, 3:03PM

Public housing waiting list reaches new high

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 1 Apr 2021, 3:03PM

The public housing waiting list has hit new highs.

At the end of January, more than 22,803 households were waiting for a place to live, that figure is thousands higher than it was the previous year.

Meanwhile, more than a million dollars a day is being spent on motels to use as emergency housing.

More and more families are struggling to afford to washing and are accessing a mobile laundry service for homeless people.

Orange Sky New Zealand's services and support for the community has doubled in the last 12 months.

Currently the charity provides free access to laundry and shower services in Wellington and Auckland and are looking to expand this across the country to help the 41,600 Kiwis experiencing homelessness.

Orange Sky's Operation Manager Eddie Uini joined Kerre McIvor to talk about the issue.

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