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Action On Housing Urgent Says NZ First

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10 August 2004

Action On Housing Urgent Says NZ First

New Zealand First is strongly supporting the Public Health Association’s calls today for an urgent and immediate need for action on housing because many people are living in crowded and substandard conditions.

“The housing situation at the moment is in crisis. Quality, affordable accommodation should be available to all New Zealanders, but the current housing policy is simply failing to meet the huge demand,” said housing spokesperson Brent Catchpole.

“New Zealand First has expressed concern for some time over the very low levels of state-owned rental properties and the growing waiting list for high-need housing applicants.

“The Government must act now to purchase and build more low income houses to address New Zealand’s shortfalls in stock.

“New Zealand First is also calling for a review of the Residential Tenancy Act to ensure that it is equitable to both the landlord and the tenant,” concluded Mr Catchpole.


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