Plunket is concerned about impacts of poor quality housing on children’s health across the country, and particularly at the disproportionate impact of inadequate housing on the health and wellbeing of Māori and Pacific tamariki.
Plunket is welcomed into 9 in 10 homes of families with new-borns and our nurses and health workers regularly see young children getting sick time and again from illnesses caused by living in cold, damp, overcrowded housing. Young children’s health and wellbeing is bearing the brunt of the housing crisis and this is an unacceptable cost. Plunket would like to see a commitment from all political parties to a national housing strategy that specifically addresses the needs of children.
Advocating for a New Zealand where every family and child has a livable home has been one of Plunket’s priorities for many years.
Read Plunket's submission to the Healthy Homes Standards (submitted October 2018).
Read Plunket's submission to the Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (submitted October 2018)
Read Plunket’s submission on the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No.2) (submitted 2016).