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MORE FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY HOUSING ANNOUNCED

Government have announced it will fund , at any one time, 800 emergency housing places around the country- about 3000 emergency housing places across the country each year for the next four years. The Government will provide $41.1 million over the next four years in Budget 2016 for emergency housing and grants.

Big ideas to tackle the housing crisis

The Herald's Home Truths series has highlighted the serious problems that make housing unaffordable - but also pointed to some solutions, writes Andrew Laxon.

Is land tax the answer to housing affordability?

In an article in the Herald today, Nicholas Ross Smith and Zbigniew Dumienski (lecturers in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland) say that land tax is arguably the simplest, easiest to administer and most effective solution to housing unaffordability.

MOU signed with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara to build housing in North-West Auckland

An MOU has been signed between Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, the Hobsonville Land Company and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for housing developments in north-west Auckland. “The first development to progress with Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara will be the nine hectare Village Precinct in Hobsonville of 400 homes. The subdivision is to proceed next summer with the first homes to be completed in early 2018.

Ngai Tahu open new social and affordable housing in Christchurch

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu announced the completion of its Addington housing project, which was launched last week in Lincoln Road.The project has seen three earthquake-affected houses in Sumner moved to Addington and renovated to provide modern comfortable homes for whānau still struggling with the impact of the earthquakes.

Residential tenancies ammendment update

Cabinet has now agreed the proposed regulations that will come into effect from 1 July 2016 for community housing organisations. Information about the regulations are on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website.

Auckland Council votes to increase housing for people

The Auckland Development Committee today voted by 14 to 8 to increase the amount of council-owned housing for older people. The Notice of Motion (attached) was presented by Councillors Cathy Casey and John Watson. Presentations in support were made at the committee by Auckland Council’s Seniors Panel, Richard Northey of Auckland District Council of Social Services and Bill Rayner of Auckland Grey Power.

Horowhenua Council to sell housing

​Expressions of interest will be sought from Community Housing Providers keen to purchase Horowhenua District Council’s 115 pensioner housing units. Council met today to deliberate and make its decision, following a comprehensive review and public consultation on a proposal that it no longer provides pensioner housing as a core service.

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​Kiwibuild a building bust

“Despite Mr Twyford’s big promises to build 100,000 houses over the next ten years, the moment he got into Government that target was slashed to 16,000 over the first three years and now he’s only going to achieve to half of that,” Mr Woodhouse says. “The Labour Party...

Fight against homelessness expands into Christchurch and Tauranga

The Housing First model is focussed is an internationally recognised approach to working with people who have been homeless for a long time. It places them into long-term housing immediately with no readiness conditions and then provides support services to help...

Reducing child poverty bill introduced in parliament

The Bill will hold the current and future governments to account on the measurement and progress of reducing child poverty in New Zealand. It introduces child poverty measures and targets, requires regular reporting on reduction, creates a child well-being strategy,...

​Lifting children out of poverty – why definitions matter

Photo- Newstalk ZB Take a look at the technical note in the Treasury release. There is an opportunity for Government to look at the definition of the households covered by the policy, stated as: “Defined as living in a household with an income less than 50% of the...

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