as inflation, flooding and housing crisis bite - social service agency
A social service manager says the financial pressures wrought by the housing crisis, COVID-19 and inflation have been compounded by recent weather events, putting many more Kiwis “on struggle street”.
Brook Turner, head of services development and partnerships at VisionWest, says many New Zealanders have been plunged into money troubles, forcing them to make difficult sacrifices.
“We set up a pantry restock pop-up or social supermarket in Glen Eden. People who’d been affected by the floods in Ranui, Swanson, Karekare, Muriwai, Bethells and Piha have come,” Turner told Newstalk ZB’s Good Friday breakfast show.
Link to article: More Kiwis ‘on struggle street’ as inflation, flooding and housing crisis bite - social service agency (newstalkzb.co.nz)