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Woman forced to pay double rent in move to public housing – RNZ

A single mum who has waited five years to get into public housing is now paying hundreds of dollars in double rent – with Kainga Ora charging her while she wraps…

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A single mum who has waited five years to get into public housing is now paying hundreds of dollars in double rent as Kainga Ora charges her while she wraps up her private tenancy.
Inside a Kainga Ora rental (file image). Photo: RNZ / Tim Brown
The situation is being described as “crazy” by one social worker, who says bureaucratic nonsense is getting in the way of helping our most vulnerable whnau.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, moved with her son six times over the past five years…

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