Demand for laundry and shower services spike as families feel the inflation pinch
One in six kiwis have been homeless and tonight about 41,000 of us will bed down without adequate access to housing - equivalent to the population of Whanganui, according to a new study.
And more than a quarter of New Zealanders are struggling to make ends meet as inflation cracks 7 percent.
That's according to new research for Orange Sky, a charity that provides mobile laundry, shower services and support to people experiencing homelessness.
The charity's Aotearoa operations manager Eddie Uini told Checkpoint its services were increasingly being used by families and other people who had a roof over their head, but were so stretched financially they were looking for every way they could to save.