Finance Minister Bill English said the lack of affordable housing was the single biggest threat to the country’s economy.
In a speech to the Community Housing Aotearoa Conference in Wellington yesterday, Mr English said the government wanted to work with the social housing sector to address the problem.
He said the government was tackling the problem head-on, and that included its controversial plan to transfer thousands of state houses to the community sector.
Read more comments here from CHA Director, Scott Figenshow and Keith Preston, Nelson Community Housing Trust. And further comments here.