Fixing Invercargill’s housing crisis
come home to at the end of the day?
Fortunately, Labour has a plan.
Firstly, we’ll make sure all rentals are warm and dry, by setting minimum insulation, heating and drainage standards that all rental properties must meet.
For landlords and homeowners who need help upgrading their properties, $2000 grants will be available to assist with improvements to insulation and heating.
Secondly, we’ll stop selling off our state houses and build some new ones, so quality affordable housing is available to those in most need.
Our winter energy payment will also ensure pensioners and beneficiaries can afford to heat their homes in winter.
This will be $450 a year for a single person and $700 for a couple or those with children, paid in monthly payments from May to September.
For many families, like the one I visited, these changes can’t come soon enough.
But for this to happen we need to change the government.
A party vote for Labour is a vote for decent housing.
A candidate vote for Dr Liz Craig will ensure I can see these changes through here in Invercargill.
Dr Liz Craig is the Labour candidate for Invercargill.
Dr Liz Craig, Labour candidate for Invercargill in the 2017 general election.