February 08, 2018
Maori more likely to move house
AUT researchers have found Maori, women and people on the benefit were much more at risk of being categorised as a vulnerable transient.
The study identified more than 150,000 people in Aotearoa who have moved at least three times in three years.
Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Ricardo MenÃ©ndez March says the study highlights the failure by successive Governments to provide secure tenancy for people.
He says it's the result of decades of punitive sanctions on beneficiaries, selling off state homes, unliveable incomes and rampant housing speculation.
Mr March says programmes to encourage the building of affordable housing have failed, with many of the houses already selling for more than a million dollars, the programme is coming at the expense of the ability to build more state homes.
He says a mass build of state homes is the answer.
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