Second and third generation homeless? Stop taking the p***

The poverty pimpers are now starting to take the piss with their ever-increasing tales of woe.

Emergency housing provider DePaul House says it has saved a baby from being born “third-generation homeless” after its mother came to it for help.

The service, on Auckland’s North Shore, said the number of people asking for accommodation had nearly doubled from last year.

Manager Jan Rutledge said one young woman, who was seven months pregnant, had been squatting in a derelict house with no electricity.

The baby would have been born in the house if its mother had not been referred to DePaul House by another emergency housing provider, she said.

“It would have been, if they hadn’t presented to us and had some great wraparound support offered, not just from us but from another provider who referred them through to us.

“We have every expectation that we will be able to house this young family but it is concerning that she’s come through to seven months pregnant without any kind of antenatal care.”

DePaul House received a lot of referrals from hospital social workers trying to find homes for pregnant mothers or young vulnerable parents, Ms Rutledge said.  

“The situation is harder, it’s harder to navigate your way through the confusing and in some instances punitive systems that are in place for social housing, especially if you are transient and you are looking for the next place to live, trying to make regular phone calls, keep in touch with the Ministry of Social Development.

“So trying to find a way through a changing system is making it more difficult.”

Ms Rutledge said she was seeing more people who were second-generation homeless.

“This is particularly concerning for the young people coming through. If you’ve had Mum and Dad living in that situation, this is your day-to-day reality.

Why do they keep on breeding then? That is just retarded; bringing another mouth to feed into a homeless situation. It is irresponsible…and retarded.

They are just taking the piss now. Why is it these homeless people always seem to have massive families? Perhaps that is the reason why they are homeless; they’ve wrecked every other house simply by having a massive number of people living in houses designed for a family of four. Either that or they’ve been evicted for not paying rent, smoking drugs or myriad other causes. The problem they are now finding out is that no one wants them – not even the state.

If I had the resources I’d start looking into these ratbags a bit more closely.

 

– RadioNZ

 

 


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