State housing shortage reaching dire proportions

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 5:53PM
State housing accommodation in Lower Hutt. (Photo / Getty)

State housing shortage reaching dire proportions

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Oct 2019, 5:53PM

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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