Public housing waitlist hits a new record

The Herald reports:

The number of people waiting for public has grown to more than 13,000 for the first time, despite the Government’s home-building efforts.
Latest official figures from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development show the waitlist had reached 13,167 households in August – up from 12,644 a month earlier.
The record (from 2004) was first broken in June, when the queue passed 12,000.

The waitlist was 5,844 when National left office. It has more than doubled in less than two years.

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