1000 new state homes in Auckland every year is a ‘stretch’, but doable

Sep 7, 2023 | News, Our Stories

The country’s builders and community housing providers say they are up to the task of fulfilling a rare moment of consensus by Labour, National and the Greens – all pledging to build 1000 state homes a year in Auckland if elected.

National deputy leader Nicola Willis, Labour leader Chris Hipkins and Green co-leader Marama Davidson made the commitment at a debate on Wednesday night.

The Salvation Army was heartened to see the cross-party commitment, but social housing director Greg Foster said 1000 houses is nowhere near enough.

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