John Campbell is paid a large six figure salary. He has an army of researchers, yet he didn’t discover that his poster child for homelessness is a ratbag, a drinker, a dope smoker, has plenty of money for Sky and pay per view fights along with tattoos, is connected with gangs and it turns out now an inveterate liar.
Ministry of Social Development spokesperson Kay Read said in a statement the family was not eligible for a state home until 2017.
She said it had given Ms Murray significant help since May, much of which she did not need to pay back.
When it came to emergency housing, the cheapest accommodation option was not always best, Ms Read said – due to transport, schooling, medical, housing availability and other factors.
She said Ms Murray had been repeatedly evicted due to her behaviour and, while she had a high-priority rating, there were a limited number of landlords willing to take a chance on her or properties that met her needs.
“We keep on working to find a permanent home for the family, and to ensure they’re getting all the support they require to stabilise their situation, despite these challenges, because her son needs a stable home.”
Ms Murray said she had never been evicted.
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