Commissioned by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and released today, A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing assesses the entire housing continuum from home ownership and market renting, to state housing and homelessness, and the social cost of substandard housing.
He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Programme Director Phillipa Howden-Chapman is one of the report authors , she emphasised a widening gap between homeowners and renters, one that particularly hurt Pasifika people.
“If you own a house, as half of New Zealand adults do, then you’ve done very well over the last decade. If you don’t you haven’t,” Howden-Chapman said. Please Read for more details