Monday, 5 December 2011 1:46 p.m.
by addingtonaction Popular
Reprinted from Letters to the Editor - Saturday December 3 2011
The quality of private rental accommodation and state housing in Christchurch is appalling. Mouldy, damp, cold, insufficiently heated, draughty and poorly ventilated housing is the norm for the poorest 10 per cent of families.
Since the earthquakes, overcrowding has become even worse. I know of one household that consists of four adults and six children living in a two-bedroom flat, and their are numerous other cases ...