This is a great article from the New Zealand Policy Quarterly ( Volume 12, Issue 2 – May 2016) written by Peter Dykes giving an overview of social housing policy in New Zealand. The article is based on a research paper submitted as part of the requirements for a
Master of Public Policy degree through the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington.
This paper explores the changes in tenure patterns (home ownership and renting) between 1986 and 2013, but focuses particularly on changes within the Māori and Pacific populations.
Auckland Council is considering whether to continue its current way of providing housing for older people or join forces with another organisation to create a new community housing provider (CHP).
The Minister for the Environment has released a proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) for public consultation.
Australia's affordable housing industry, where community housing providers supply affordable housing to households on low incomes, has, up to now, been modest and small scale.
Last week CHA made a submission requesting deferral of all development contributions for Retained Affordable Housing for the duration of the period that the residential unit is occupied by a household that meets the agreed definitions.
New household tenure data from Statistics New Zealand shows that the number of households renting has increased significantly over the last 10 years.
As at 31 March 2006, there were 1,546,300 households in this country, of which 1,033,900 were owner-occupiers (67%) and 446,500 (29%) were renters.
This is our second article on local authority housing. Here we look at some of the trends in this housing provision and look at what some local authorities are doing to address the trends we can see: aging stock; changing demographics; and the increasing operating costs.
Included in this report is a housing section. This section looks at measurements to determine housing availability, housing affordability, and housing and household-related debt, in comparison to previous years.
Last week CHA submitted to MBIE on the proposed Residential Tenancies Act regulations.