Statistics show that of the 119 state owned properties in South Taranaki, only two of those are either available to let or under repair, the other 117 are currently lived in.
New Plymouth has 954 livable homes, with only 20 available to let.
Stratford with the lowest number of state owned properties, 38, have none available to rent as of March 2019.
Housing New Zealand manage 64,386 properties across the country which consist of rentals, emergency housing and community group housing.
*These statistics can be found at http://www.hnzc.co.nz