Transient population figures a national emergency

An AUT study identifying over 150,000 people in Aotearoa as 'vulnerable transient' (meaning they have moved at least three times in three years) shows the failure by successive Governments to provide secure tenancy for people.

"This is the result of decades of punitive sanctions on beneficiaries, selloff of state homes, unliveable incomes and rampant housing speculation. The magnitude of these figures show that the Government will need to do more than simply tinker around the edges, and rethink their fiscally conservative approach when it comes to core crown spending," says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Ricardo Menéndez March. Read more here.

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