COMMENT:

Call it "state housing", "social housing" or this Government's preference, "public housing" – it's the accommodation solution that continues to be overlooked and neglected by both Labour and National governments.

Sure, the current Government might talk a lot about "public housing" and they might be building more state houses than the previous government, but it's still on a piffling scale, leaving the housing crisis entirely unaffected. So, is it time for a programme of mass state house building?

There's an argument that with KiwiBuild so utterly discredited as the Government's flagship policy for this term in power, Labour should

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The need for more state houses

Lowest level of state houses since 1990s