Articles tagged Denis O'Rourke

Wednesday's passing of the Social Housing Reform Bill sees an end to the model of state housing familiar to New Zealanders since that first state house was opened in 1937 as a "home for life" for a low income family by Labour Prime MInister Michael Joseph Savage. The Government says its changes will create a fairer system where people with the greatest need can access housing. Labour, the Green Party and NZ First argue that it means all low income families, not just those in private rental accommodation, now face housing insecurity and its related health and social problems.