Over 12,500 eligible households are on the waitlist for public housing, a new record in New Zealand.
The waitlist has more than doubled in the last two years, even as the Government has seriously stepped up its public housing build programme.
The waitlist broke a 2004 record at the end of June when 12,311 eligible households were waiting, but that new record was broken again with the July figures, which show 12,644 households on the waitlist.
I am sure it is just a coincidence that the Government has passed all these laws increasing costs on landlords which of course increases costs of rentals.
Just coincidence that demand for public housing has doubled under this Government.