Good work by Housing NZ to chuck out 300 + people who were cheating the state house system.
More than 300 state housing tenants were evicted in the past year for lying about their circumstances, including one couple that ran an internet business from their property which turned over almost $400,000.
New figures show the number of tenancies ended for dishonesty has been steadily rising over the past few years. In the past year 312 tenants were terminated, up from 241 last year and 114 in 2010.
I am looking forward to seeing David Shearer’s press release supporting the increased measures in catching these fraudsters. Isn’t this exactly what his man on the roof AKA Rufus Paynter was all about?