National have been briefed not to say the words “Housing crisis”… calling a demand for it from media as “playing semantics”. But, when Aotearoa has more than 41,000 people homeless, screeds above any other country in the “developed world”, it’s a crisis.
Simply put The Housing Crisis is a result of the government/market not forecasting and keeping up with supply of houses for our burgeoning population. It’s also a result of low interest rates and a lack of regulations causing an unsustainable investor market. While ownership got pushed out of reach for many; rents also went up (no justifiable reason for that). It’s become increasingly unaffordable to put a roof over our head in New Zealand, and a home that is healthy to live in even more so. We should be ashamed of health outcomes for the financially vulnerable who end up in the sub-standard conditions of some of our rental properties
Furthermore our National led government is currently in breach of Article 25 of the Declaration of Human Rights.
(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
The National led government, have been ineffective at best, negligent at worst. How can we let a government with so little regard to it’s people have another term? Vote to change the government. Party Vote Green / Electorate Vote Labour.