Tenants around the country are looking at rent increases of up to 30 percent.
"We need fair rent now" struggling tenants are reportedly facing rent increases of up to $100
"For a lot of us, working five days in the office is a thing of the past."
A lack of permanent housing in the North means whānau are forced to stay in transitional housing for up to a year.
"Lots of renters work in the industries that have been hardest hit like in hospitality and tourism."
"When you buy a commodity you have to pay for the cost of that commodity."
It comes as tenants brace for higher rents after rent freezes come to an end.
But she said the Government hasn't looked at capping the size of rent increases.
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