Research by Bryan Perry, Ministry of Social Development, Wellington; August 2016 into housing costs in relation to household incomes.
The cross-party homelessness inquiry of Labour, Māori and Green Parties are asking people who are homeless, those who were once homeless, those working with the homeless and concerned New Zealanders to share their experiences and solutions to this issue. CHA have worked with He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme to prepare a two-part submission for the inquiry.
The number of new homes consented per capita has doubled over the past five years, but is only half the level seen at the peak of the 1970s building boom, Statistics New Zealand said today. Over the year to June 2016, six new homes were consented for every thousand people living in New Zealand. This number has been increasing since the June 2011 year, when only three new homes were consented for every thousand residents.
In 2007 this paper was written by Marc Slade for the Wellington Housing Trust , now Dwell Housing. It makes the case to Government, and other political parties, of the necessity to increase the overall supply of social housing, and to achieve this by supporting the growth of the community-housing sector.
More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers.
UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, analysed the ‘severely housing deprived’ population, using census and administrative data.
The Productivity Commission is seeking feedback on its proposal for a future urban planning system in New Zealand. The Commission released its draft report Better Urban Planning last week. The inquiry examines the current urban planning system in New Zealand and the Commission’s report suggests different ways of delivering urban planning.
CHA is pleased that Treasury has allowed us to share the interim feedback from their June workshops conducted around the country to update their economic narrative.
A Superu commissioned report prepared last year (November 2015) by CRESA looks at: What does the evidence show about the proportion of social housing in an area and outcomes for social housing tenants, and what factors mitigate possible negative outcomes?
Here is the article: Spotlight on homelessness and emergency housing that was published in the Australasian Housing Institutes publication HousingWORKS in June.
Proposed amendments to the Charities Act, being considered right now by the Government Administration Select Committee, would remove the ability of charities to appeal any decisions of the Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs.