By the numbers
Ministry of Social Development urgent housing waiting list:
This information was published on the ministry’s website after Kapi-Mana News requested it under the Official Information Act and was current on June 30. Lower Hutt: priority A – 75, priority B – 48. Porirua: priority A – 32, priority B – 26. Upper Hutt: priority A – 13, priority B – 9. Wellington: priority A – 108, priority B – 59. Priority A means people are at risk. It includes households with a severe and persistent housing need that must be addressed immediately.
Priority B means people with a serious housing need.