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The Salvation Army has released its annual State of the Nation report.
This year’s report highlights the continued impact of Covid-19 on the most vulnerable people across Aotearoa New Zealand, with incidences of family violence, housing struggles and inequalities for Māori wellbeing on the rise.
When it comes to housing, they say it is more than a housing crisis, it's a catastrophe as house prices and rents continue to soar.
Senior social policy analyst Paul Barber says there are real challenges for people at the sharper end of the housing crisis with the number of people on the social housing register now more than 25,000.
Senior social policy analyst Paul Barber joined Kerre McIvor.