15 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Crowded houses finding lockdown especially tough

From Morning Report, 8:19 am on 15 April 2020

At least 400,000 people are living in stressful, overcrowded homes and the lock down is making life for many even worse.

Sharing small or average size homes with a large number people is known to cause health problems and often puts people in danger as tempers flare.

Nearly half of those living in such environments are in severely crowded homes and most are Pasifika families.

RNZ housing reporter Eva Corlett spoke to some families feeling the strain.