As a part of the Aging Well National Science Challenge, this summit looked into housing for older people in a climate where an increasing number remain renters into old age.
The 2017 CHA -IMPACT conference attracted 300 people and has been an important event for providing a mandate forward for CHA to seeing all New Zealanders well housed. Links to the media and presentations for this event can be found here.
Our submission on the Urban Development Authority bill prepared and submitted this month, sees the problems and solutions identified in the Bill’s discussion document and regulatory impact statement as generally correct.
CHA is pleased to see the release of the new Housing Affordability Measure, a tier one official statistic. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new measure will allow the market to be monitored at a more detailed level and has been developed independently by Statistics New Zealand and MBIE. It measures how much money households have left each week after meeting housing costs and sets the benchmark at 2013 figures.
Rental homes are more likely to be damp, musty and mouldy compared to owner-occupied ones, a new survey shows.
On Wednesday 12 April the New Zealand Housing Foundation (NZHF) publicly released three new research reports on the benefits of transitioning people into housing tenures that offer affordable ownership outcomes. The reports have been written by the Family Centre Social Policy Research Unit (FCSPRU), Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL), and Nexus Research.
This report looks at the procurement processes and relationship that community housing providers have with the building industry through in-depth interviews with 17 community housing providers who have built new residential dwellings either on green-fields or re-developed sites since 2014.
New research has found that there is no significant impact on house prices where inclusionary zoning was used to deliver affordable homes in local neighbourhoods.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing the Financialization of Housing
Disability and housing conditions: 2013 compares housing characteristics of disabled and non-disabled people living in private dwellings using data from the 2013 New Zealand Disability Survey (NZDS).