A woman and her children stand under a makeshift porch at the back of a run-down dwelling in Hobson St, Auckland, in the 1940s. In 1936 the first Labour government initiated a state rental housing scheme to relocate inner-city residents to the suburbs. But the rents were unaffordable for many people, and they stayed in town.
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