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7:11 am, May 6th, 2017 - 187 comments
Categories: bill english, housing, national, useless, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: brighter future, denial, fail, homeless, homeless crisis, list, useless nats
Those compassionate conservatives of the National Party have a message for the increasing number of homeless who occupy our Brighter Future. Fuck you:
No further homeless policies needed – Govt
An unofficial inquiry into homelessness has not convinced the Government to take any further steps to tackle the issue.
The inquiry was held by Labour, the Greens, and the Maori Party last year after attempts to have a select committee inquiry were blocked by National.
The parties’ final report in October made a series of recommendations which they said the Government should urgently consider “so that no New Zealanders have to live in garages, in cars, or on the streets”.
The Social Services Committee, which considered the report, said the House should take note of it. But it did not recommend any tangible changes, saying that the Government’s existing work covered many of the recommendations. …
Whatever the government is doing already is clearly not enough. In other news this week:
Homelessness to reach a new crisis point this winter
Emergency housing providers are warning our homelessness is on track to reach a new crisis point this winter with record numbers of families predicted to have nowhere to live.
James Crow from Gimme Shelter is calling on the government to create an effective national strategy to end homelessness, and make it an ongoing priority by creating a dedicated ministerial portfolio. More than 10,000 New Zealanders have signed a petition in support.
Crow said New Zealand was way behind in actively planning around homelessness compared to other countries. “We are in a crisis that’s been in the public eye for more than 12 months and little strategy has been shown by the government,” he said. “It’s time to up our game.” …
No No, the government says its already doing enough. No further action is needed. Obviously:
Most homeless are working poor – Otago Uni
New Zealand’s most shameful secret: ‘We have normalised child poverty’
Calls for increase in social housing as nearly half of the homeless are children
Families with children now 53% of NZ’s homeless
New Zealand housing crisis forces hundreds to live in tents and garages
One in 100 Kiwis homeless, new study shows numbers quickly rising
Work and Income sent families to garages
A week at Te Puea (and Marae has fears of ‘smear campaign’)
Government abandons social housing target of 65,000
Housing crisis blamed for Auckland’s rheumatic fever rates
Fast-growing numbers of homeless putting pressure on freedom camping
Housing New Zealand waiting list quadruples in Palmerston North
Homeless families: ‘We’ve got nowhere to send them’
After nine long years that’s the best they’ve got.