This research programme asks, what are the future implications for NZ of growing dependence on the rental market? It is about the future of older people in an increasingly diverse NZ where there is not only population ageing but also NZ’s previously very high rate of owner occupation is falling rapidly and is accompanied by a rising dependence on the (mainly private) rental market. This means that progressively older people, both now and in future, will depend on the rental market.
There is a significant gap in the NZ research platform and its ability to provide a robust evidential basis for promoting ageing well and ageing in place in a rental reliant future. This research programme looks to contribute data and analysis to build up a baseline profile of the picture for older renters.
The Summit is an opportunity for you to:
• Hear presentations from the research team on the findings to date
• Give feedback on those findings and gaps to help us steer the remainder of the research programme
• Talk with the researchers, older people and others involved in working with and supporting older people in making housing choices and ageing well.
• Talk with an international expert on ageing and resilience.
o Dr Rob Wiener – Executive Director, California Coalition for Rural Housing and lecturer in housing policy at the University of California.
Read mpre here: Mid-term Summit programme.pdf