Housing situation now acute- Scott Figenshow in the news

Sep 12, 2016 | News

Data from the Ministry of Social Development obtained by the Labour Party shows in the three months to June, it took an average of 217 days to rehouse people living in their cars. That’s up from 108 days at the end of 2015. It took 157 days to rehouse people living in tents or on the streets, up from 99 days in 2015.

Scott Figenshow from Community Housing Aotearoa says that’s way too long.

“Emergency housing is supposed to be lasting not really much more than 12 weeks. The fact the wait list is almost two-and-a-half times what short-term accommodation would be is quite troubling.”

Go here to the Newshub report.

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