Community Korero and Action on Housing

On the 16th of August at Ethos Café, a group of concerned citizens gathered together to discuss the housing shortfall in Hamilton and some of the actions that could be taken to address this issue. Stories were shared, including the challenge of finding rental accommodation in Hamilton. Rental house showings at the more affordable end Read more about Community Korero and Action on Housing[…]

What are we doing to ensure a supply of suitable housing?

Accommodation Supplement In 1991, the central government introduced the Accommodation Supplement. The Accommodation Supplement is a ‘demand side subsidy’ and is based on need. Access is conditional on a person being able to find housing in the first place. There are no rules or conditions around the quality or appropriateness of housing. The Accommodation Supplement Read more about What are we doing to ensure a supply of suitable housing?[…]

How is housing demand assessed?

Predictions or forecasts of housing demand are most often based on demographic forecasts of population change and assumptions around household formation patterns. Household formation is conditioned by economic opportunity and specifically whether or not individuals or families have sufficient income or other entitlements to rent or buy a house. Short of asking everyone living in Read more about How is housing demand assessed?[…]