Health Housing News and Events
Philippa Howden-Chapman was interviewed on 11 March about the Healthy Housing Index, and the possible introduction of a Warrant of Fitness for rental housing. Nick Smith, Minister of Housing, and Andrew King, President of the New Zealand Property Investors Association, were also interviewed.
A competition in Dunedin has discovered the best and worst student flats.
The highest quality flats were charging the same or less rent than the worst ones.
See the tvnz website video here
On 20 July the group held a successful strategy day discussing current and future research. A summary of the slides given is available here.
A highly successful workshop on the future of Social and Affordable Housing was held on the 28th of June. Presenters set the scene, interspersed with discussions on how to move forward. ( Social housing – history Ben Schrader; Social housing – health Michael Baker; Social /Affordable housing – where to? Philippa Howden-Chapman ; Affordable housing – economics Ralph Chapman; Partnerships and principles – Christian Stearns)
On 28th of June the group will be hosting an action oriented workshop to facilitate collaboration between industry, government, community and universities to respond to the shortage of affordable, quality housing to rent or buy in New Zealand. If interested email Sarah.Bierre@otago.ac.nz
The evaluation of the Warm Up New Zealand insulation and heating programme has been released. He Kainga Oranga was part of the consortium which carried out the evaluation. The results show a highly favourable cost-benefit ratio of almost 5:1.
Metered Household Energy |
Cost Benefit Analysis (Revised) |
Health Costs and Mortality |
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