You don’t know where you’ll be sleeping tonight
Community housing groups are finding ways to connect New Zealanders to somewhere they can call home. They’re collaborating with others to create neighbourhoods where housing is about people not real estate and where all New Zealanders are well-housed.
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A Vision for NZ
Here in New Zealand we are faced with an inter-generational problem of inadequate housing that needs to be fixed now.
Community housing organisations are working across the country to find local solutions to local housing issues and Community Housing Aotearoa are supporting them to do this.
Many more New Zealanders need homes and the community housing sector has a plan - Our Place - with a goal of 50,000 more people housed by 2030. That's 1,000 homes a year.
We want to know that all New Zealanders are well-housed and living in homes that are: habitable, affordable,accessible, secure, and culturally appropriate. How well are we doing?
Conference presentations can be found here
27 Jul 2017
Part two - reflections from my home town of Manchester and the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Conference
In this article David Zussman reflects on some of his insights while in Manchester and the United Kingdom for the CIH conference over June this year.
Faced with a housing crisis the United Kingdom has its 15th Housing Minister since 2000 and Brexit is set to dominate the bureaucratic resources of government. In the recent UK election housing tenure was seen as an influential guide to voting and not surprisingly, renters voted 50/30 in favour of Labour while home owners voted 50/30 for Conservative. Of more significance is the additional 8% of renters who voted in this election.
27 Jul 2017
Shamubeel Eaqub is angry
Economist, author, and commentator Shamubeel Eaqub says he’s angry we’re building housing for the landed gentry and not enough affordable housing. The housing crisis has been building for decades, and it’s only going to get bigger over time if we don’t take action. At the recent Community Housing Aotearoa IMPACT conference, Shamubeel talked about what needs to happen to relieve New Zealand’s housing crisis.
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