To kill the virus, to rescue the hospitals, fo save businesses, while saving lives.
We will require a nationwide Level 4 Lockdown with Full rent and mortgage moratorium, until the virus is under control, and we can lift the lock down safely.
A level 4 lockdown for the whole country, starting now, with a full 1930s style nationwide mortgage and rent moratorium, until the virus stops ciruclating in the community is the only way that we can overcome lockdown caused hardship.
We can do this.
We eliminated the virus in 2020. We can do it again.
We imposed a rent and mortgage moratorium in 1914 and 1931. We can do it again.
Kill the virus, rescue the hospitals, save businesses, while saving lives.
Full rent and mortgage moratorium with Level 4 Lockdown until the virus is back under control.
….Although mortgage relief was frequently discussed at some length by
contemporary commentators, and by some historians in the 1950s and
1960s, it has been relegated to a few lines at most in more recent works.’
…..This Act also extended to lessees [renters] the same protection
that had been granted to mortgagors,
The modification of mortgage conditions was not new in New Zealand. A ‘mortgage moratorium’ had been imposed as a war measure in 1914,
Pat O’Dea is a unionist and human rights activist.