Attack on State House Tenants

Press Release – Housing Lobby

Attack on State House Tenants The Housing Lobby is calling on the New Zealand Government to stop the systematic attack on state tenant families. 2012 is not a time for ad hoc policies, which make property developers the only benefactors of this government’s …Attack on State House Tenants
The Housing Lobby is calling on the New Zealand Government to stop the systematic attack on state tenant families.

2012 is not a time for ad hoc policies, which make property developers the only benefactors of this government’s policy. Some of the ‘Dead End’ policies include temporary tenancy assessments that would see state tenants many already on the breadline forced to find bond monies to move into the new state housing policies of market rents. This will force families to find at least $2000.00 and most will never be able to raise those funds. If advanced by WINS it will still have to be repaid.

Housing Minister Heatley also said on ‘TV3’s Nation’ 1st and 2nd October 2011, “Existing tenants particularly the elderly will only have a desk top review”.
The last thing we wish to see or experience the elderly put under any more health destroying stress. On this same programme The Housing Minister said, “ No long term existing tenant(s) would be compulsory forced from their state home”.

The Housing Lobby want these statements by The Minster to be set in concrete with the return of tenure protection to the elderly as given by previous administrations. The insidious three (3) year reviews should be scrapped before families are entrenched in a cycle of deprivation and poverty.

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