Essential Workers Struggling with Overcrowding at Home

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A new Research Bulletin has found that some essential workers are dealing with overcrowding at home.

The Building Better Affordable Housing for Generations team has found that while essential workers are out serving the nation they’re putting their children, partners, or housemates at risk due to a lack of space. Team co-leader Dr Kay Saville-Smith spoke to Mani Dunlop on RNZ Midday Report about the findings.
Among essential worker households in rentals, 13 percent are crowded while a further 39 percent are not crowded but have no spare bedroom.