Story: Inner-city living

Decrepit dwelling

Decrepit dwelling

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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Philip Morrison and Ben Schrader, 'Inner-city living - City flats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23749/decrepit-dwelling (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Philip Morrison and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010