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?[…]

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Why are we short on suitable housing?

During much of the twentieth century, the government had a significant role in enabling the supply of good quality housing (known as State housing) in New Zealand[1]. However, over the past 25 years there has been a shift away from supply side housing subsidy (bricks and mortar), which addresses the shortage or unresponsive supply, towards Read more about Why are we short on suitable housing?[…]