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FAQ document

Q1: How is housing related to child poverty?

Q2: In what ways are children and young people affected by bad housing?

Q3: How does bad housing affect their health?

Q3.1 How does overcrowding cause disease?

Q3.2 How does a cold house affect health?

Q3.3 How do damp and mould in the house affect health?

Q3.4 How does unhealthy fuel in the house affect health?

Q4: How does bad housing affect children’s educational achievement?

Q5: How does bad housing affect the emotional well-being of children?

Q6: How does bad housing affect the ability of a young person to take up paid work?

Q7: How does bad housing affect children’s overall life chances?

Q8: What evidence is there that there are insufficient houses for low income families in NZ?

Q9: What evidence is there that NZ rental housing is in poor condition?

Q10:  Why is it so important to get rental accommodation up to healthy standard?

Q11: What evidence is there of the health benefits of improving housing? -

Q12: What is the Accommodation Supplement and why does housing support need to be reviewed and updated?

Q13: How would having a housing Warrant of Fitness protect children?

Q14: Why does the government need to offer subsidies to insulate rental properties if there is already a policy to insulate all rental houses by 2019?

Q15 Would a comprehensive strategy to improving housing be a good investment for the country?