Posted on July 22, 2016
In the latest Auckland mayoral debate this week, I challenged Labour MP Phil Goff on his answer to a question about housing support for the homeless. He was sympathetic and of course criticised the government – but had no solutions.
The NZ Herald picked this story up and highlighted that with all his central government experience, including being a Minister of Housing, he has no plan to solve Auckland’s housing crisis.
I didn’t actually say Liston Park in Ellerslie should be used for temporary housing. But I’ll look at vacant/underused council (or government!) property that is close to where the homeless needs are most acute.