The Child Poverty Action Group is calling for more support to be given to low income whānau to get into healthy and affordable homes. It is launching a campaign to enforce the need for a Warrant of Fitness for rental housing.
George Makapatana, who has had 11-years of social work experience in South Auckland, said stories of vulnerable families living in garages or cars were met with shock years ago.
However, that had changed and people had become desensitised to bad housing conditions. Read more here.