It’s hard to raise a people’s army and take control of the state when all the disposed are living in garages or cars.
If it hadn’t been for all those skyline garages that went up in the 80s and 90s along with the closing in of car ports from the 90s the housing crisis would be a lot worse – thank your lucky stars for those slum landlord that moved in and took over the provision of housing for the working poor whilst both the labour and national govts kissed the arse of investor class wealthy migrants and also bought in heaps of coolies to serve them.
Every week over this wet winter I am being asked to fix substandard structures that are leaking that should not in any way be housing but are being populated by families, couples, the working poor who consist in equal measure of both people born here and recent non-wealthy migrants.
Last week I saw a a two dwelling cross lease where the carport for one house and the skyline garage of the other – which met at the boundary had been converted into living with the gutter of the skyline garage being used as an internal gutter between the two shanty dwellings – of course it rusted out and failed – the owners of these units who each lived in the main houses could not agree who should have the gutter replaced – the owners were new migrants the tenants of the shanty dwellings kept out of site.
Often you find rooms with one power point, a light, no running water, a gas burners and gas bottles on a make shift bench, no sink, a food store and a beds or bunks – all in the same room.
I’m a fine one to talk I’m looking at over the next year converting the garage under mum’s house so that I can live there.
Welcome to Auckland the Worlds Most Liveable City – no matter what the level of housing health and welfare deprivation you can’t afford “we” will cater for it so that you can live and work here and afford nothing but to work and die. The Slogan for both parties should be Phuck off and Die Working Poor People but while you’re at it pay the rent sucker.
Anonymous lives in Auckland and doesn’t want to be targeted for telling the truth