The Kapiti Coast is paradise for many but unaffordable for growing numbers. Photo RNZ
A community housing taskforce, established last year released a report showing more people in Kapiti are becoming homeless as a result of skyrocketing house prices and rents.
Kapiti Grey Power is hosting a public meeting on housing in the Kapiti area. The meeting will be discussing all aspects of housing in Kapiti including rental and social housing.
Kevin Burrows, President of Kapiti Coast Grey Power says a growing number of people, many of whom are over 65, are living in some form of rental accommodation.
"There is also a growing number who require some form of social housing either from Housing NZ or the Kapiti District Council."
"The meeting will be an opportunity for people to talk about their experiences with Housing and rental accommodation. If there are a number of people from Otaki and Waikanae interested in attending the meeting we could provide a free bus for people," says Mr Burrows.
He says anyone interested in the bus service can contact the Grey Power office and let them know you are interested in the bus. "If there are a number of people interested we will let people know the time and place the bus is departing," says Mr Burrows.
Kapiti Housing meeting will be held on:
Date Sunday 14 October
Time 3.00m to 5.00pm
Venue Senior citizens Ocean Road Hall Paraparaumu Beach
Speakers will include.
The mayor of Kapiti Coast District Council
A person from Ministry of Social Development and Housing Corp
The chairperson of the Kapiti Housing Taskforce
A real estate agent
Trevor Daniell Grey Power