three-months longer than non-disabled, MSD data reveals
If you're disabled and looking for accessible public housing, you will wait 90 days more compared to non-disabled people.
The average wait time for public housing is 344 days, according to data released under the Official Information Act (OIA) by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), which manage the Public Housing register.
However, the average wait time for people who have requested a modified house is 434 days.
MSD does not record the nature of the housing that a client has entered, but the modifications on the property could be anything from bathroom rails, an electric lift or a smoke alarm suitable for someone who is Deaf.
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