DPA has joined with over 20 organisations in signing an open letter to new Minister for Auckland Michael Wood calling for communities to be put first in response to the flooding in Auckland by putting a temporary freeze on rent increases.

For many people in Tāmaki Makaurau their largest expense is rent. With less than a week passing since the floods we are already seeing property investment groups preparing to increase rents for communities devastated by flooding. While renters are struggling to clean and repair their homes, and get kai back on the table, the last thing they need is the looming threat of yet another rent increase.

Read the Open letter Rent Freeze for Auckland Now