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[…]

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Hamilton – 1300 dwellings short. What does this mean?

One way of assessing housing demand or shortages is to consider population growth compared with the number of dwellings available. Here’s is how our calculation works: In 2013, the estimated population in Hamilton City was 150,200 and the number of dwellings (occupied and unoccupied) was approximately 53,700. In 2016, the estimated population was 161,200 and Read more about Hamilton – 1300 dwellings short. What does this mean?[…]

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?[…]