It's feared demand for state housing will outstrip the government's build targets by almost double.
A Herald investigation estimates 84000 people will be on the waiting list for state housing by 2022.
Monte Cecilia Housing Trust CEO Bernie Smith told Mike Hosking there needs to be a tougher approach on people in government housing.
“The houses shouldn't be tenanted by law breakers, those who don’t respect their neighbours or anyone engaging in illegal activity."
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