In September 2017 there were 4,054 on the Priority A waiting list for Housing NZ. These are families who have been assessed as in urgent need of a house.
Labour said 4,054 was a scandal. They said they wanted to abolish homelessness.
In June 2020 there are now 16,651 families on the Priority A waiting list. As Labour has heaped costs on landlords, rents have skyrocketed and the end result is a 400% increase in those deemed in urgent need of housing.