This year, New Zealanders have seen the full extent of homelessness in our country today.
We’ve seen the dozens of families sleeping at marae. We’ve seen landlords renting out garages as illegal accommodation to desperate people at extortionate prices. We have seen the young people living in tents and cars because they’ve got nowhere else to go. We have seen the government charging families tens of thousands of dollars to live in motels, at the same time as they sell off state houses.