Housing / Inequality

Salvation Army releases 'illuminating' social report

08:43 am on 27 November 2020


The Salvation Army has released its sixth social impact "dashboard", measuring how New Zealanders struggling with financial hardship have coped with Covid-19.

The results have been "disturbing and illuminating", according to the charity's social policy and parliamentary unit.

A focus in the latest report is housing and homelessness.

It is concerned the waiting list on the social housing register has exceeded 20,000 applicants for the first time.

Ronji Tanielu,who works in social policy for the Salvation Army, speaks to Corin Dann.