The first of 14 families have begun moving into a new block of apartments in Auckland which are the result of a partnership between government agencies and community housing providers, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.Read More
Earlier this year the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) sent out an open Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide 1,000 additional social housing places in Auckland’s high demand areas, by December 2019.Read More
Fixing the housing crisis in Auckland is simple, according to Leonie Freeman. She knows how to do it. But, asks Simon Wilson of the Spinoff asks- will anyone let her? These are the steps Leone has identified:Read More
The Government has signed an agreement with Marutūāhu Rōpū and Ockham Residential Limited for a 100-home development in New North Road, Mt Albert, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Auckland Community Housing Network
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.
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.Read More