14 Mar 2018

Vulnerable transient population the size of Hamilton

From Nine To Noon, 9:20 am on 14 March 2018

New research shows roughly 150,000 people are considered to be 'vulnerable transient' - a burgeoning trend that Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling a national emergency. The country's housing shortage is being tipped as one of major the factors, and social services are urging communities and government agencies to work together to solve the burgeoning issue. The AUT report says females and Maori are most likely to fall into this category. Kathryn speaks with the report's co-author, Gail Pacheco, who is a professor in economics at the Auckland University of Technology and director of the New Zealand Work Research Institute.