There is a Housing Shortage, particularly in Auckland. If you are in crisis in terms of housing/accommodation lease coming to an end and you have been unable to find anywhere to go, Mothers Helpers can give you the following advice of action you can take:
- Contact Auckland Action Against Poverty to help you with advocating/supporting your application for a house with Housing NZ/WINZ.
- Contact Shine, Monte Celia, Salvation Army or Womens Refuge for Emergency Accommodation
- Housing NZ will not prioritise your situation until you have moved out of your home. They then usually offer a house to you when you are homeless – you’d need to stay with a friend of family member during that week.
- If that fails, by all means contact the media such as the NZ Herald or TV3 – often they will contact Housing NZ and then they’re given a house that same day.