Rotorua Review - - OUT & ABOUT -

We’ve got to get on top of home­less­ness and hous­ing prob­lems in the elec­torate. There’s a lot of good things hap­pen­ing in Wa­iariki, but peo­ple sleep­ing on the street or in cars is un­ac­cept­able and we need more op­tions for those look­ing for a place to call home.

I wel­come the re­cent hous­ing ac­cord be­tween the Gov­ern­ment and the Ro­torua Lakes Coun­cil which aims to build 900 new homes over the com­ing four years and con­sent more than 1000 sec­tions. This, in ad­di­tion with the al­most 120 new so­cial and tran­si­tional houses due in the next three years, will lift sup­ply and ease the pres­sure on the hous­ing and rental mar­ket.

* Ta­mati Cof­fey Wa­iariki Labour can­di­date didn’t re­spond be­fore dead­line.

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