Homelessness has ‘been there for a very long time’: Prime Minister John Key
Labour leader Andrew Little has called that advice “impractical”.
A lot of these families have already tried to get support and have been denied, Little said, which is why a lot of social agencies are at their “wits’ end”.
“The truth is that there aren’t a lot of houses around for these people to go into,” he said.
“It’s the lack of housing for people, as opposed to just go to the WINZ office and somehow they’ll wave a magic wand.”