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Housing frustration grows
August 18, 2020

Dear Editor,

I write with a frustration that has grown with a lack of action. Two and a half years ago a house owned by KCDC in Te Miti Street Paekākāriki was vacated by our then treasured village caretaker Graham Carlsen. It has, with one brief exception, been left vacant and to deteriorate since. At the same time right now we have people who have given huge amounts to our community who, due to our housing shortage, face the prospect of joining others who have had to leave our village. This is quietly devastating, Please give this house back to the community it was bought to assist, either as a rental or at lower than market rate. We have a housing trust set up for this purpose. A house is not just an asset, it is a treasured community home.

Ngā mihi
Mark Amery

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