Social housing provider: state housing a privilege, to be respected

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 9:18AM

Social housing provider: state housing a privilege, to be respected

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 9:18AM

Housing is a human right, but unruly behaviour needs to be dealt with.  

This from a social housing provider, as pressure grows on Kainga Ora to reassess its no evictions policy.  

Associate Housing Minister Poto Williams says she's had discussions with the state housing provider about an "opportunity to look at the process".  

Monte Cecelia Trust chief executive Bernie Smith told Mike Hosking a tenant has to respect their home. 

“It’s a home getting paid for by the taxpayer. Highly likely that the rent’s being propped up by the taxpayer, so it is a privilege to have a roof over your head.” 

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