Speech from the Throne

Homelessness

“This will be a government of transformation... It will lift up those who have been forgotten or neglected, it will take action on child poverty and homelessness... and it will build a truly prosperous nation and a fair society, together.”

Failed to deliver.

If there was a roof over everyone’s head our largest city, Auckland, wouldn’t have a minimum of 800 people living without shelter - 50 per cent of them living in vehicles. Auckland Council Homeless Count in September 2018 found that there was a minimum of 800 people living without shelter and 2,874 in temporary accommodation.

The same problem exists in other major centres.

Source: Auckland City Council