Homelessness and emergency housing in the media

May 23, 2016 | News

Radio New Zealand, in particular, have done a great job focusing on the issue. You can find some of the media below.

Meanwhile, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has said that New Zealand’s housing problems are not new but the result of ongoing issues and there is no housing crisis.

It is clear that Government is out of touch with the severity of the housing crisis. Several thoughtful opinions were released by Stuff over the weekend, from Vivien Maidaborn,Executive Director of UNICEF NZ here, and David Slack’sopinion piece: Michael Joseph Savage, the man who helped create cradle to grave social welfare would be dismayed by Godzone now, are worth reading.

On Monday 23rd, Danielle Bergin,of CHA member: Island Child Charitable Trust, talked to RNZ about the issue of homelessness, her own experience and through her work at Island Child. Danielle comments:

Our society and our elected government have the power to turn this around. We all have a duty of care to our most vulnerable citizens. What legacy can we leave to future generations? We sold off our land? We sold off our nation’s children?

It’s not a legacy I wish to be remembered for. Is it yours?

Here’s more media:

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/homelessness-a-problem-as-housing-skyrockets-2016051718

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/304122/homeless-borrow-thousands-for-motels

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201801099/homeless-advocate-says-problems-spreading-beyond-big-cities

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201801109/homeless-and-hoping-no-one-comes-into-the-car

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/201801110/better-homeless-data-needed-to-drive-better-public-policy-decisions

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