14 Dec 2023

Flood-hit Akl homeowners struggling to pay mortgages and rent

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 14 December 2023

Some Auckland homeowners are struggling to pay the mortgage on their storm-damaged homes, and rent for the house they're living in, after being denied weekly accommodation support. They want the government to urgently review the criteria for its Temporary Accommodation Assistance, which is not available for houses held in trusts and those which are uninsured. Ministry of Social Development figures for Auckland show as of October, 72 applications had been granted and 30 declined. Amy Williams has the story.