Submit to the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry

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Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry

This inquiry was launched by Labour, Green and Māori Parties after National MPs turned down Opposition requests for a Parliamentary select committee inquiry into the issue.

We want to hear from members of the public, those who experience homelessness and agencies working with them, about the best ways to support them and reduce the reasons they lose their homes in the first place.

There are many, many families who have no choice but to sleep in overcrowded garages, or in their cars. It hasn’t always been this way in New Zealand, and it doesn’t have to continue like this.

Homelessness is a blight on our society and we need to work together to find enduring solutions. This is a valuable opportunity for us to hear more from whānau, experts and those most impacted.

Submissions will initially be heard in person at four locations: Te Puea Marae in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch between the end of August and early September.

To send your written submission to the inquiry, click here or email homelessnessinquiry@parliament.govt.nz for more information.

See the site for the full entry including terms of reference.

One comment on “Submit to the Cross-Party Homelessness Inquiry”

  1. Michelle 1

    I am concerned that the Maori party supported the selling of state houses to Iwi and other groups. I understand that HNZ and other government agencies have been discriminative and racist towards our Maori people as I have experienced it first hand but I still do not accept the selling of our state houses to anyone. I have heard all the justifications for selling our housing and they are bullocks. Pnats believe in the market so they believe the market will provide but when it doesn’t we have the safety net. With parties supporting selling this allows the pnats to get out of its social responsibility to be a housing provider when this should be one of there key and vital roles if we want to be a decent society. Unfortunately under the pnats our safety net has big holes in it so we now need to patch up the holes not make them bigger. And in order to do this we will have to get rid of our Tory Government as they simply do not care.

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