In this podcast Kassie Hartendorp and Sandra Dickson explore some of the issues around homelessness in relation to rainbow communities. This interview was recorded a month after Kassie and Sandra made a submission on behalf of Ara Taiohi and Evolve Wellington Youth Service to the cross-party Homelessness Inquiry (on 5 September 2016). The inquiry was launched by Labour, Green and Maori Parties after National MPs turned down Opposition requests for a Parliamentary select committee inquiry into the issue.

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Voices: Kassie Hartendorp, Sandra Dickson

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Record date:6th October 2016
Interviewer:Gareth Watkins