A home should be a place of safety, a place to rest and re-energise, a place to connect with family and whānau, a place to learn and a place to grow. 

When housing is affordable and healthy, it allows children to put down roots in their community and provides a stable base for them to grow, develop and form their own identity.

However, access to affordable and healthy housing has reached crisis point in New Zealand, and families are being pushed into poverty by the high cost of paying for housing which is making their children sick.

What we know:

Barnardos advocates for all children growing up in New Zealand to live in an affordable and healthy home.

Some solutions we advocate for are: