As The Daily Blog first suggested several months ago, the Housing Crisis needs to be declared as a state of emergency…
The party’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford said homelessness had reached an unprecendented crisis point and decisive intervention was needed.
Mr Twyford said just as in a natural disaster, declaring a state of emergency would galvanise resources and the political will to fix the problem.
The latest figues from an independent Otago study into homelessness show 41,000 people have no home and are living in cars, garages, caravan parks and on the street.
…we need to send in the Army to put up tents, large cooking facilities and sanitation. We then need to send in NGOs like AAAP, CPAG and the Salvation Army because people in poverty are terrified of WINZ, CYFs and Housing NZ.
If it was 41 000 white people who were homeless, we would have solved this by now.