This is a CALL TO ACTION. It's time to make some collective noise about the housing crisis. We're going make it known, from Glen Innes, to the richest suburbs of Aotearoa.
Come along and bring your friends, whānau, flatmates and anyone you know who is struggling with the lack of affordable housing- that should be nearly everyone you know.
Toddlers are dying in unfit homes, homelessness in Auckland city is exploding, state tenants are being evicted, emergency housing providers are full to capacity, private rents are skyrocketing. We have a Government that insists the market can provide us affordable housing, but the facts on the ground tell us different. "The market" is forcing many onto the streets.
Join us to affirm the right to housing. Everyone deserves a home.
Check out www.hikoiforhomes.co.nz for more information on times and transport options!!
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Hikoi for Homes will be run by CPAG with support from many other community members and organisations, including AAAP, Unite Union and First Union.
OUR KAUPAPA: Housing is a basic human need and access to decent quality, affordable and safe housing should be seen a human right. This means that our society and more specifically the State has an obligation to ensure that everyone living in New Zealand always has access to adequate and secure housing. We believe that this obligation means that housing needs to be considered as more than a commodity whose allocation is decided entirely by markets and the profit motive.
Start location: 12pm - Glen Innes Railway Station (GI) and will end at Orakei Domain. Alternatively, you can join us at the corner of Kepa Road and Coates Avenue at approx. 2pm. The full walk will take approx 3-4 hours.
- An Immediate stop and to the sell-off of state and council housing
- A $1 billion annual budget for the provision of more state, public and not for profit housing
- Setting minimum standards for all rented housing
- Greater tenure protection for tenants
- Rent freeze for five years
- A statutory right to be housed
- State subsidies for modest income homeownership programmes
More information and details to come - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you interested in getting involved.
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