31 Aug 2017

Housing NZ to 'return to pastoral care' with Labour - Twyford

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 31 August 2017

It was revealed yesterday Housing New Zealand have sent an eviction letter to the Morris family, who live in a state home in Mangere.

It came after the grandmother in the family had died. The family has two blind children.

Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says under a Labour government, Housing New Zealand would change back to having a purpose of pastoral care and a single job as a Ministry-run public service, not a Crown agency. 

"We're going to run Housing New Zealand as a public service, the dividends - any surpluses will be used to build more state houses."