Squeezed out of Auckland's housing market

Squeezed out of Auckland's housing market

It's not just the low paid who are being squeezed out of Auckland's housing market, its affecting middle income earners too.

It will now take a typical Auckland couple nearly eight years to save a 20% deposit on their first home, compared to about four years in other main centres, according to Interest.co.nz's Home Loan Affordability Report.

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Government signals it is set to accelerate home building programme in Auckland

Government signals it is set to accelerate home building programme in Auckland

Finance Minister Bill English is signalling a ramp-up of Government intervention in Auckland's private sector housing market. 

"The Government will be a provider for the next 10 years of significant numbers of medium-density, medium-priced housing into the Auckland market," he told the Herald in an interview.

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Housing for older Aucklanders to be redeveloped​

Housing for older Aucklanders to be redeveloped​

Auckland Council’s portfolio of homes for older Aucklanders is to be redeveloped and approval has been given to partner with The Selwyn Foundation for the management of the housing. Many of the 1452 rental units across 63 villages are rundown and poorly located for amenities such as public transport. The city’s urban development agency Panuku Development Auckland will ensure the new homes address the needs of older people both in location and quality.The existing number of rental units will be maintained with the potential to develop more over time.

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Government plans threaten supply of social and affordable housing

Government plans threaten supply of social and affordable housing

Auckland Community Housing Network
Media Release

Government plans threaten supply of social and affordable housing

A network of ten community housing groups has come together to raise its concerns over the Government’s plan to sell thousands of state houses under its housing reform programme.

The network of not-for-profit, social enterprises and charitable trusts, called the Auckland Community Housing Network, is particularly worried the Government has given no guarantee the money gained from an asset sale would be reinvested in the housing sector.

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Waimahia Inlet - an introduction

Waimahia Inlet - an introduction

The Waimahia Inlet development is being created by leading not-for-profit community housing organisations with the support of some of New Zealand’s most experienced urban planners, architects and building companies.

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