There are currently 5090 families living in transitional housing as they wait for a permanent spot to come up, says The Spinoff. One family of 8 were offered a transitional home as their existing state house wasn’t considered suitable. But six months on, they’re still in transition. Despite being prepared and able to pay up to $900 a week in rent, landlords are not keen to take on such a large family. The father, who grew up and works in Māngere as a manager, is also frustrated that despite Kāinga Ora’s promise to build 10,000 affordable houses in his area, he probably won’t ever be able to access them.

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