(ed: phil twyford from labours murmers words of sympathy/points the bone at the tories – but my question for him is:
(seeing as they are one of the architects of this situation) what are labour promisng to quick-fix the widespread poverty/inequality/homelessness in new zealand..?
‘cos aside from some band-aids/ambulances at the bottom of cliffs – i see them promising s.f.a. of any matter..
murmered words of sympathy are nowhere near enough..eh?.. mr twford..?..)
With house prices are increasingly out of their reach more Kiwis turn to trailer parks.
Labour’s shadow minister for housing Phil Twyford says caravan parks should be the last resort for affordable housing.
He says the rise in people residing in holiday parks in caravans is a worrying sign.
‘In many cases they are one step away from actual homelessness’ he says.
‘The fact people are living in caravan parks paying hundreds of dollars to rent a caravan or get a single bedroom each week shows how desperate the homeless problem has become’.
Twyford’s rallying cry is for more state houses to be constructed to keep up with demand.
‘National is reducing state housing’ he says.
‘Instead of building new Housing New Zealand homes they have been obsessed with changing their ownership.
They have taken 1.8 billion out of Housing New Zealand in dividends with that they could have built 5,000 state homes’.
Last year the National Government increased its’ emergency housing supply by just five beds – enough for Sheree and four others across the entire country.