Building off the success of our crowdfunded, crowdsourced People’s Mental Health Review, which received wall to wall coverage, and has pushed the issue of mental health rapidly up the election agenda, we want to do something similar for the state of renting.
Introducing, the People’s Review of Renting in 2017.
During the cold months of winter, we're going to develop a clever digital tool to help us collect hundreds of stories (and photos) of renting in the winter of 2017. These stories will be displayed on an interactive map of New Zealand to highlight the realities of renting in 2017 providing journalists with a valuable resource to push the issue up the agenda.
Together, we’ll highlight the dire state of renting in 2017 and push the next Government to implement stronger regulations for dodgy landlords. Are you able to chip in so we can pull it off?
About half the New Zealand population now rents.1 Yet renters are still treated like second class citizens by many dodgy landlords. It's time we changed that. Donate now.
1. 2013 Census figures show 49.8% of people aged 15 years or over owned or partly owned the home they lived in. Meaning over half the people aged over 15 are renting or homeless.
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