Oh hey everyone, Housing NZ is ‘sorry’ – so problem solved…
Housing New Zealand CEO Andrew McKenzie has apologised to tenants evicted as a result of his organisation’s flawed meth testing regime.
In a statement to The Hui last week, Housing New Zealand said it was transitioning to become more empathetic as a landlord.
…I’m sorry, what?
What the fuck does ‘transitioning to becoming a more empathetic landlord’ mean?
That smells like Wellington weasel words.
Why weren’t they an empathetic landlord in the first place? They house the poorest and weakest, empathy should be their middle name. How is it a surprise to them that being kind to the most vulnerable is a necessary part of the job?
Housing NZ, Paula Bennett and Bill English were all told in 2016 that they were misinterpreting their own policy.
What did HNZ do when they were told this?
They admitted they were applying it wrong and they still kicked out 300 people.
We are still not sure of the total numbers here.
We are still not sure how many kids were taken.
We are still not sure how many have wrongfully paid enormous decontamination costs.
The entire policy was hysteria promoted by the National Government when they needed a distraction from privatising state housing, whipped up by a media dependent on property speculation for revenue.
Housing NZs apology is beneath contempt.