New Zealand has 100,000 empty houses, while also having 100,000 homeless. We explore how that is, and the effect it is having on New Zealanders struggling with housing.

“When I think of homes standing empty, I think of the people I know that are suffering. I think of the people I know that are sleeping on the street tonight. I think of the over twenty people who got referred here in the last few weeks, and that I had to look at their names, read their story and recognise that I had to reject all of them - because we don’t have anywhere for them to go.”

This story is part of our Housing Week series. See more stories around housing in Aotearoa here.

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