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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.

New SHA’s great but more needed

Matt Paetz, a leading New Zealand planner specialising in housing policy and development who is presenting at the New Zealand Planning Institute’s annual conference in Dunedin next week, has worked on housing accords and SHAs in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.

New housing for Queenstown lake area

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust is in full construction mode at its 44 lot site in Shotover Country, after roads and services were completed earlier this year. Construction has been broken into blocks with three separate firms completing houses for the three blocks.

Tamaki Regeneration Company in action on HNZC houses

Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) is excited about the opportunities that come with owning and managing all the social houses in the Auckland suburbs of Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure from 1 April 2016. “The Tāmaki Regeneration Programme will deliver at least 7,500 new quality homes and unlock opportunities for social and economic growth,” says John Holyoake, Chief Executive, TRC.

New builds in Auckland unaffordable

​Figures released for the first time raise questions about whether new home building in Auckland is making the city any more affordable. The median price of new dwellings is $800,000, and fewer than 20 percent of new homes qualify for KiwiSaver first-home-buyer subsidies.

Auckland council say its time to get serious about homelessness

Auckland Council’s Community Development and Safety Committee convened yesterday to discuss homelessness and delivered a clear message to agencies and central government: we will not see an end to homelessness without nationwide collaboration and funding.

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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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