22 Oct 2021

Wellington Council looks to fix skyrocketing rent

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 22 October 2021

Wellington's social housing tenants are being called on to help find a solution to the rocketing cost of council rent. The council discounts from market rates, but it's still far too costly for many on a low income. It's not just household budgets at breaking point. Costs to maintain and upgrade the tired, crumbling portfolio is costing Wellingtonians around 30,000 a day. Wellington Issues Reporter Kirsty Frame has more.