20 Oct 2011

Labour vows to eradicate homelessness

1:30 pm on 20 October 2011

Labour is vowing to eradicate homelessness under a new election policy being announced on Thursday.

Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey says homelessness is not a lifestyle choice and it affects a range of people such as women, young people, and families experiencing financial crisis.

She says it is an issue that has gone under the radar for a long time and is being ignored by National.

Ms Mackey says Labour would carry out a ministerial inquiry into the extent and nature of homelessness if it is elected into Government.