Geektastic:KiwiNZ:Geektastic:KiwiNZ: Government provided homes should available to those who meet the criteria for as long as they continue to meet the criteria
And presumably that applies even if say 3 million of us were to meet the criteria?!
It's an exaggeration.
You cannot have a policy that entitles any number of people to something as a matter of right unless you can think how to pay for it.
It is unlikely that 3 million would ever need it but there are not enough houses to go around even now - so in order to allow what you suggest we will all have to pay for the building of plenty more of them. I do not get up and go to work so I can pay to house other people. I tolerate a small amount of it grudgingly but I think that the private sector can supply perfectly adequate amounts of housing to put a roof over the heads of these people without tax payer dollars needing to build more of them.
There has been the vehicle in which the private sector could provide and the tenants to receive assistance, that has been unsuccessful due to the private sector's inability to provide.