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Housing action needed

Letter

I noted that on February 27th, the Gisborne Housing Strategy report was presented to GDC by Manaaki Tairawhiti and Trust Tairawhiti. It identified a strategy to build 400 new homes to fix Gisborne's housing and homeless crisis. Fantastic news, now let's hope the council approves and fast-tracks what it needs to do to support this amazing proposal ASAP!!

The Ministry of Social Development should also be fronting up some equity towards this, seeing as they are happily paying $1 million a quarter in emergency housing! This cost is outrageous to us the taxpayer!

The old Police Station could have been purchased from local iwi, earthquake-strengthened, renovated and be housing multiple families who are unable to pay these ridiculous rentals that our market is now dictating!

Jules Hansen