Your Experiences

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Joel

"The cost in particular is so inhibitive it restricts you into the future into a cycle of renting. Costs for up and vastly outstrip pay increases.[I've] had both good and bad property managers. Currently have a property manager who values us as tenants and supports us into we ...

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Lix

"I am a financial mentor working with beneficiaries and low income people. Housing affordability is the paramount concern for all. I have worked with people who are homeless, in emergency housing and in rentals. Right now landlords and in particular property managers are not a...

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Susan

"As a sole parent I moved more than ten times over my children's' primary and secondary schooling. It cost a lot to move and was often because housing was inadequate- moldy cold and damp which made both my and my sons asthma worse, or if it was nicer, it would be only a matte...

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Sandra

"Biggest problem other than affordability and availability is the number of restrictions on the type of housing and the areas that are suitable. I need a standalone property that gives me peace, space and privacy. High density housing makes me anxious and stressed. I have heal...

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Michelle

“Children living in cold, damp, unhealthy homes can not engage in their education on the same footing as children who don't. This entrenches disadvantage across generations. As a solo mum with 4 kids, I lived in a rural property that repeatedly ran out of water. I'm a lawyer b...

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Marty

“My partner and I are lucky that we can afford a fairly decent place to rent. We used to aspire to own our own home but realistically there's no way we'll ever get to that stage, especially since rent and other expenses keep going up and incomes stay the same. Lately we're mor...

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Anna

"I'm 67 with health and mobility issues and cannot afford to retire. I've had to move 4 times in the past 5 years due to rentals being sold. Each time costs over $1000 as I have disabilities that mean I cannot carry much in terms of weight. The tenancy tribunal and Tenancy Ser...

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Lara

"My child and grandchild have been living in emergency housing for coming up 3 years.   Initially they were moved around a couple of motels in one city, where there was drinking and fighting on-site, before relocating to a different city so the grandchild could visit their oth...

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Tamara

"Two years I was in emergency accommodationI experienced more in that time frame then I had done so in my whole life. I overcame situations other people will never have to face in there life.I watched kids that weren't mine cause there was always either drama violence, drug de...

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Toni

"I was in Emergency Housing for several months then upgraded to a transitional house for another several months.  I made many complaints about the culture at my transitional housing which were about:  Security stuff Clients Service provider Staff Structure  Bullying Tenancy  ...

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Frank

“There’s no accountability to transitional housing providers for youth in particular. And when our young people go into these places, they're very disgusting. They're very low level, they're going back into places that are not safe for them. They're going back into places wher...

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Lisa

"I moved into a one-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend on a one-year lease, but several months into it we broke up. Now if we want to move out we have to pay thousands of dollars to break our lease, as well as pay rent until someone new moves in. Even if I find someone to mov...

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Mary

"Rangatahi first off face that high level of discrimination which from a human rights context as you know is a very heavy burden for a young person to go into ministries and government places where they are expected to go when they are facing these kind of issues In Aotearoa w...