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To: Members of Parliament
Commit to Ending Homelessness
I am deeply concerned about the growing number of homeless people in New Zealand. According to a recent study by Kate Amore of Otago University, more than 40,000 kiwis are severely housing deprived.
Adequate housing is a human right protected by international law. As a signatory to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New Zealand has a responsibility to ensure that every New Zealander has a decent home to live in.
I call on the Government to commit to ending homelessness by 2025.
Why is this important?
Too many kiwis are sleeping rough; living in garages, or overcrowded, damp houses. According to a recent study by Kate Amore of Otago University, more than 40,000 kiwis are homeless. More than half are under 25. It's just not good enough. We can, and must do better.
Many generous community workers and organizations are doing their best to help, but without government commitment, this problem will not end.
Every kiwi deserves a decent place to live. It's a human right. Sign this petition if you agree.