Some Kāinga Ora tenants are continuing to sleep in flood-damaged properties as the public housing provider struggles to meet the sheer demand for homes.
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Rotorua 'ripped apart' by emergency housing crisis- Mayoral candidate
A city "being ripped apart" is how one mayoral candidate has responded to the nationwide exposure of Rotorua's emergency housing crisis.
Naked motel owner found with woman, bong, syringes, meth pipe in police sting
A former motel owner who allowed drug dealers to operate from his business and even arranged sales for his mates has been sentenced to home detention.
Compensation order against Kāinga Ora after tenant forced to live in cracked, sinking home
A Kāinga Ora tenant says her home was so cold and damp she went into debt trying to keep it warm.
Not all 'homeless' are actually homeless- Hurimoana Dennis
Te Puia marae manaaki tangata facilitator Hurimoana Dennis says some whānau whocome to his marae for emergency shelter are flouting the system.
Not all homeless are jobless – Matthew Tukaki
Matthew Tukaki says the money used to put homeless people in motels during Covid-19 could have paid for 200 new homes.
Māori make up 60% of homeless, 40% of public housing tenants- Te Matapihi
The general manager of a national Māori housing advocacy says that Māori are moving away from the cities due to high housing prices. GM Wayne Knox of Te Matapihi says that although the highest level of Māori who need housing are in the cities, the rural regions need help too.
Rents frozen for the next six months
Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced that all rents will be frozen for the next six months.
Ngāti Rangitihi uri builds houses for low-income families
Following in the footsteps of his father and brothers is what encouraged Ngāti Rangitihi descendant Cameron Hunia to take up a career in the building industry. WelTec and Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities signed a housing supply agreement in December last year in which new homes built by Weltec students will be given to struggling families in need of a new home.
Ngāti Toa become major housing provider for Porirua
Ngāti Toa reached a major milestone today with the signing of a partnership agreement with the Crown to improve the quality of State housing in western Porirua. This will see Ngāti Toa's new community housing provider, Te Āhuru Mōwai, manage properties and tenancies for over 900 State homes in the area for the next 25 years.